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Thermador cooktop Model GG 30, large burner not lighting

The large burner makes the clicking sound but does not ignite the gas.
Can homeowner do part replacement if that it what is needed?

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SOURCE: Thermador Gas Cooktop Won't Stop Clicking : SGC304RS

theres a part in the cooktop called a spark modual. replace it. when i goes bad the problem your having is what it causes

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

SOURCE: Thermador 30" gas cooktop SGCS304RB

You have defective potentiometer. The cost for parts is about $125.00 plus labor

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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SOURCE: (2) front Burner igniters on my new Matag 30" Cooktop continue to click

Sounds like water got into one of the switches. This usually happens when you wash the knobs. Water stays in the holes and runs down the shaft when replaced. Maytag has issued a recall on some stoves because this can be a fire hazard. UNPLUG THE COOKTOP UNTIL THIS IS FIXED!!!!!!!!! This has happened to me with a whirlpool unit and it tripped a breaker and shot sparks across the kitchen. First go to Maytags web site and see if yours has a recall. If so Maytag will fix it free. While you are waiting leave stove unplugged and light with a match. If you need to fix this yourself disconnect the wires from the two switches this should stop the sparking. Connect one switch at a time and see which switch is bad. Most of the time the electric part of the gas valve can be replaced seperately. and you can do this yourself. If you must actually disconnect a gas pipe unless you really know what you are doing call for service.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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SOURCE: old Thermador cooktop continues to spark even after turned off

sounds like you have a bad switch. maybe on the large burner.. some of those switches can be replaced without the whole harness.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Kenmore Elite 30" gas cooktop installed. Large right front burner

There are a series of holes in the burner leading down from the main flame area to the pilot tube, ensure the holes are not plugged/restricted.

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: viking cooktop gas unit ignition clicks on all burners when I use

Electric gas igniters sometimes get stuck in one position causing a clicking sound. The clicking sound that you hear is the electric arc that is pulsing from the igniter conductor (wire) to ground (the gas burner). It receives power from the electrical outlet that the stove is plugged into.
Residue from food and sometimes cleaning products may be preventing the igniter from producing a spark (Arc) to the base of the burner. This is a common problem that occurs when the stove has been cleaned or food is allowed to build up. Make sure that the igniter and the burner base are clean and dry. This will help with proper operation. Oven cleaner and a small tooth brush may be used to accomplish this. Another problem with ignition may occur if you have too little (touching) or too much space between the igniter and the base of the burner; it will prevent the burner from igniting. You should only have a little more space than the thickness of a nickel between the burner base and the igniter. A good “blue” arc from the igniter to the burner base is optimal. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the electric igniter module. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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