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All 4 igniters are clicking and all 4 burners work, however the igniters will not turn off.

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  • lisawheeler Oct 01, 2008

    I was told that the noise would eventually stop. Then I read that something may be wet, and to try baking something to dry it out. It WORKED! We have muffins and a quiet kitchen - phew! Thanks!

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Glad you got the problem solved!

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