Question about Bosch 30 in. NGP 732 / 736 Gas Cooktop

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Constant clicking when turned on

I just had my Bosch cooktop installed and when I turn on any burner the ignitor continues to click and will not stop. What's wrong with it?

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  • Christine Miali Oct 10, 2006

    That was exactly the problem. Thanks so much.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    My cooktop is several years old. It has just commenced clicking and sparking on one ignition burner. Have dismantled, cleaned and removed and replaced knobs. Nothing helps. Any ideas?

  • Gone Mad Nov 06, 2007

    Sorry I am GUEST and the other person with Miele gas cooktop clicking problems. I forgot to add my details.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2007

    when I turn on any burner the ignitor continues to click and will not stop.

  • gailmax Dec 16, 2007

    I have a Viking 6 burner cook top, VGSU 161BSSLP. Soup boiled over on center burner. Ever since that happend the back right-hand igniter continues to click, even when the burner is ignited. Have checked the ground. We have cleaned and dryed all burners to no avail. Clicking still continues. All burners light by hand, but only the two on the right auto ignite. When all burners are lit all igniters continue to click .

  • Andy121 Jan 08, 2008

    Know we know the issue.  What is the solution?


  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    spilled water on the cooktop and now the ignitor continues clicking



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I installed a brand new Jenn air gas cook top 9 with (AUTOMATIN RE-IGNITION) and it did the exact same thing. Per Rotu's suggestion I plug it to an outlet from the living room (not GFCI Circuit). The problem goes away. Thanks ROTU

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I am not familiar with your particular model, but if you just had it installed, I'd say that the outlet you are using to plug it in is on a GFI circuit (ground fault interrupt) You cannot use a cooktop with automatic re-ignition on a GFI circuit, as it will do exactly what you are describing. Easiest way to check this is to go to home depot and buy a little outlet tester that will tell you if your polarity is reversed in the outlet (another possible cause) or if it is a gfi or non gfi. The other thing you could try is unplugging the unit and plug it into an extension cord. Then take the cord and run it to a non gfi outlet in a hallway or anywhere but the kitchen or bathroom areas and see if it behaves itself then. Hope this helps!

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The problem may not be a CGFI plug... Try wiggling all of the ignitors first, pulling them away from the burners. Pulling up on them a bit makes them easier to wiggle. It worked for me.

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Is the little center post of the removable frame over your burners in the little notch where it is supposed to rest?

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