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Re: stove top keeps turning off
It is old enough that the connector, that the elements plug into, are probably dirty or bad (as in burnt up, corroded, etc.). A high resistance connection could cause the breaker to occasionally trip.
I would examine them by lifting/unplugging/removing the sections from the stove and look at plug with flashlight. They are easy enough to get at, clean or replace, if necessary. I have cleaned mine with sandpaper and tightened them up and had them work better for a while. Make sure element ends are not eaten up or dirty, too.
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Re: stove top keeps turning off
If your breakers have become week they may trip with a lesser amp draw.sooooo if they trip right when you turn on a switch on the range, then it is a short in the range.if it trips after your using it abit its your breaker.hope it helps God bless ,tom
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Generally the issue with this is not that you don't have the correct pressure but the Burner top hat that displaces the gas is dirty. Remove the metal rack to expose the burner itself. Make sure it's not been used recently to prevent a burn. Carefully lift the little burner cap off. This is the piece with all the holes in it the flames come from. They generally just sit on top. You will need a flashlight, know look in the little slits below the cap for cleaning material buildup. A tooth pick or a stiff bristle tooth brush can be used to clean these little slits. The cleaning products used to clean stove tops tends to leave little trace amounts of surfactants that over time block these little slits and prevent the escaping gas to flow towards the ignitor preventing the burner from lighting. Once you have this clean replace the top. Put the pan grate back on and try to relight the stove. I am sure this should fix you issue. If it doesn't please let me know and I can give you some other tips to try. DR Wilkins
Gas stove? LP? It is probably the electric spark ignitor. Many times when you clean the stove top water from the sponge gets below. The water droplets (align mysteriously) make the connection between the wires, and the stove thinks it's supposed to be igniting. When the water evaporates, the switch will work fine again & the clicking should only occur when igniting & then backed off.
Hi, normally what causes the igniter to keep clicking is spilling water or something down into the knob area. The water is causing a short circuit in the switch which is mounted on each burner valve shaft. If unplugging the range for several days to allow drying doesn't fix the problem, then one of the switches will need to be replaced.
I had the same problem with the 45" Jenn Air downdraft cook top. The installation of the ductwork from the stove to the outside of the house was not properly installed. The stove is appr 18' from an outside wall and the flow of air was hampered by
too great a bend in the ductwork at the point below the stove on the underside of the house and the pipe going to the outside wall. I believe that was corrected with more curve in the vent work, making for a smoother flow of air. Make sense?
01/26/09 My wife decided to give our Jenn-Air a good cleaning. With lot's of soapy warm water she pulled the knobs off and washed under each of them not realizing excess water was now running down the inside of each control knob shaft. The igniter immediately began clicking away as it was being shorted by the conductance of the water now inside of the switch. I had to remove the cover (2-screws) to access the control switches but that is all I needed to do do in order to have clear access. Using her hair dryer it took about 5 minutes of warm air blowing down each of the shafts until the water evaporated and the clicking stopped. Wahla. The old Jenn-Air is back to working order again.