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The burner ingitors are clicking when burners turned off

The burners are trying to ignite at random times. The problem seems to happen when it is colder in the house. During the winter it happens quite frequently.

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    i have same problem. just started this winter. the front right burner only.

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Behind the knobs you will find the switches that makes them ignite ,it they are wet they will try to ignite by then self. make sure they are dry.

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