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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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Re: constant clicking when turned on

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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Re: constant clicking when turned on

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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Re: constant clicking when turned on

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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