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Gas Stove My old Tappan gas stove is making a popping sound. It looks like the electric ignition "things" are trying to light the stove. It does this like every couple of minutes. The model/serial number is 72-4229-66/09300-11435418

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    I have a BRAND NEW!! GE hotpoint RGA720 and the gas range is making a clicking sound approx every 5 minutes. The sound is like the electric ignition trying to light the burner, but the range is not in use! Why did I let the installation technician leave so quickly?

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Sounds like the spark module is trying to relight the electrodes again. it could just be the electrodes. is it on all the elements?

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