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The pilotless ignition clicking constantley

The pilot light ignition is clicking constantly regardless if the burners are turned on. The gas turns on when you turn on the burner knobs but continues to click. When you turn all the oven/burner knobs off the clicking continues constantly. Have unplugged range and turned off gas value.

Prior to this, when you heat up the oven, the gas would turn off and the pilot light ignition would start clicking

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SolutionGuy
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SOURCE: Tappan Gas stove

The pilot adjustment screw is located on the back side of the oven temperature thermostat. Lift the cook top to access it. Use a flat screwdriver to adjust... counter clockwise= bigger flame.

Posted on Aug 15, 2007

fridgetech
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SOURCE: Range burners

There must be a problem in one of the switches which is behind one of the knobs. Will have to check each switch with a meter.

Posted on Oct 05, 2007

freetek
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SOURCE: Electric spark for gas range burner is non stop

Turning any knob starts the spark via a switch behind each which should disengage when the (any) knob is turn further.
One of your switches is stuck.

I think you should be able to remove the range-top for access and find the offending switch.
It is probably gummy from a spill and is no longer in solid contact with the cam that operates it.

A solvent/lubricant such as WD-40 sprayed on the plunger of the switch once you can see it and operating the knob back and forth should free it up.

It might be wise to turn off the gas supply while tinkering with the range - blow your house away and the range won't matter. :-(

Posted on Jun 19, 2008

duby1990
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SOURCE: Older Tappan range oven not lighting.

There is no way to light the oven manually. The gas valve will not open until the oven ignitor draws enough current. But replacing the ignitor will fix ya up.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore glass top range left front large burner out

check the burner socket, it is likely that contact is being lost where the burner connects to the hardwired portion of the system (the socket). It is not unusual for the socket to "burn up" when there is a poor connection to the burner resulting in the burner being replaced and the new burner not working or working intermittently.

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