Reasons Why a Gas Stove Keeps Clicking and Sparking

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A gas burner that continually clicks or sparks is not only annoying, it could be a sign that the gas range is headed towards a breakdown.  Here are some things to try to stop the clicking noise, along with some parts to check that might be causing the problem.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Make Sure the Knobs and Burner Area is Dry

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Wet sponges from cleaning and over flowing pots can dampen the ignitor on the range. Unplug the stove and remove the burner grate, cap and head. Use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol in order to clean the spark electrode ignitor and to dissolve any liquid on the part. Let it dry completely before attempting to use the burner again.

Liquid from cleaning and from cooking can get into the stove and be the cause behind the burners continuously making a clicking sound. Make sure the area around the stove knobs, which houses the spark ignition switches and the area around the burner, next to the spark electrode ignitor are completely dry before attempting to use the stove top burners again.

 

If a pot over flowed or spilled on the burner, turn the gas burner off and let the area cool down. Remove the grate, burner cap and burner head to access the spark electrode ignitor. The spark electrode ignitor provides the spark that lights the burner flame and sits near the burner head.

 

Gas range panel with burner control knob removed.

 

Like the spark electrode ignitor, water can also get into the switches, either from cleaning by the stove knobs, or from overflowing boiling pots on the stove top. Turn off power to the stove and allow the switches to dry out to see if that solves the problem.

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Gas Range Does Not Heat Up – How to Troubleshoot Gas Range Heating Problems

Kenmore gas oven with door openA gas oven that does not heat up is usually caused by a weakened or defective glow bar ignitor or a defective spark electrode. Both these parts work with the gas safety valve to ignites the gas that heats an oven. However, other parts could be the cause behind an oven that does not heat. Here’s how to troubleshoot. Continue reading

How to Repair a Gas Cooktop That Won’t Light

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When your gas cooktop won’t light anymore, it might feel like the end of the world. We have compiled some tips to fix a gas cooktop that refuses to light.

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How To Replace The 3 Most-Repaired Parts On A Range

Some range and oven parts are replaced more than others. Here are the top three most-repaired parts on a range or oven according to sales from our website.Three most commonly replaced parts on a range

Plug-In Surface Unit Also called the  heating element receptacle , surface unit receptacle or terminal block. This is the part that the electrical heating element slides into which provides power to the heating element. It has wires and connections under the cooktop. Sometimes burnt areas  are visible on this part due to overheating.

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Why does the gas stove burner make a clicking noise?

 Electrolux Gas Range surface burner ignitor 316011200

Electrolux Gas Range surface burner ignitor 316011200. Sealed surface burner ignitor commonly used on Frigidaire/WCI brands gas ranges. Used with No. 5303935025 Sealed Top Burner. Find this part or other Gas Range surface burner ignitors at http://www.pcappliancerepair.com.

A gas stove burner that makes a clicking sound when the gas burner is turned on might be caused by moisture or dirt interfering with the surface burner ignitor, also known as an ignitor electrode or a spark ignitor.

Warning! Read this before attempting any repairs or maintenance on your gas stove.

The surface burner ignitor electrode is located on the burner and emits a spark that ignites the gas on the burner creating a flame. Overflowing pots, grease and other cooking debris can interfere with the spark. Try cleaning the surface burner ignitor electrode and the area surrounding it with a tooth brush, or a nylon scrubbing pad to remove any dirt or grease covering these parts. Allow the parts to dry completely before assembling and testing the gas stove burners again.

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Why does my gas oven not heat up?

Why Does My Gas Oven Not Heat Up? If your gas oven is not heating up it might be due to your gas oven’s timer controls or electronic controls, glow-bar ignitor or safety valve.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. The insides of appliances have sharp parts and pieces that could cut or otherwise injure you. Use caution when working inside appliances.

First, check your oven’s timer controls. Are they on and getting power? Even though your oven uses gas, some parts need electricity in order to power on, create a spark, heat up or otherwise operate. Make sure the controls are in the proper position and you are not getting any error code messages on your oven display.

Is the door to your oven unlocked?  If yes, open your oven’s door to see if your oven light comes on. If it does, then you have power to your oven.

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