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Jindara igniting button stuck - clicking noise - fan also not going on

I have a Jindara Gas heater I think series 4000 of which they don't manufacture anymore. When I turn on the switch which ignites the burners - in the past it ticked a couple of times which is normal till it ignited - now the ticking sound does not stop. This has been happening for months and I have found it hard finding someone to come out and look at it (gave up Winter last year). Additionally, I just turned it on after a year, thought I would try and ignore the noise but now the Fan isn't working either. Has anyone had this problem, will it be an easy fix, considering parts not made anymore, I am hoping there would be a generic part? Frustrated especially now winter is here and I no point turning it on. Please Help!

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Your problem is not the igniter itself, but the burner switch that controls the igniter. All the igniters get their power from one spark module that is mounted somewhere in back of the oven. That's why you are able to get all the igniters to spark with only one burner control turned on. This is normal. That is also why you are able to light the burner in question buy turning on another burner. The spark is being provided by a switch that is working. To answer your question: the igniter is removable, but I don't think it's necessary. Cleaning them generally doesn't make them work better. I would check the wiring from the spark module to the burner switch and/or replace the switch. I hope this helps.

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Also you need to inspect the igniter.

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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I would change the thermocouple and here is why:

The thermocouple is the pilot's, well, co-pilot! It is the electronic device that senses if the pilot flame is hot enough to sustain burning the gas fuel from the burner. If the thermocouple thinks it's safe, then it keeps open the main gas valve located in the pilot assembly. If the thermocouple does not sense enough heat from the pilot flame (such as when the pilot is out), then the thermocouple shuts off the gas valve to the burners.
How the Thermocouple Works
So what is this thing and how does it work? Well the thermocouple (technically called a thermocouple junction) is a device that contains two metal wires welded at the ends and placed inside a protective metal case. The thermocouple sensor is found at the business end of the pilot flame and is designed to be placed in the hottest part of the flame. The other end is connected to the pilot valve body. As the thermocouple heats up, it produces a small amount of electricity and when it gets hot enough from the pilot, send a signal to open the gas valve by using a solenoid operated by a 24 volt transformer. The thermocouple calls the shots, and by converting heat to an electrical signal, it allows the gas valve to open or close. Once the gas valve is open, gas is then constantly supplied to the pilot and as required for the gas burners (as called for by the thermostat). If the pilot goes out, then the thermocouple gets cold and produces no electric signal to open the gas valve's solenoid and the gas valve shuts off the gas supply to the pilot and burners

Posted on May 27, 2009

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Do any of the burners click? If not, you may need a new spark module. If only one isn't clicking you may need a new ignition switch that is just behind the knob. I have also seen wires get pinched,stopping the flow of electricity. It may also be a computer board issue which is rare. Sooo you really need to call for service.

Posted on May 28, 2009

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The thermocouple [s] require replacement, or in my experience try servicing the unit first. There is an injector for the main pilot and a secondary injector for the flame thrower ignition. Both of these are prone to blocking due to dust and can be enough to shut the unit down. Although usually this is thermocouple related as you are manually keeping the unit running when you hold down the button, if the tcouple is broken it wont send enough millivolts to hold the magnetic valve open when you release the button.
Cheers

Posted on May 31, 2009

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