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Dacor gas range igniter clicking

After my house was cleaned, I turned on a burner; the burner turned on, but the igniter for each of the three other burners started clicking. This happened whenever I turn on any burner. Then, at some point, all four of the igniters started clicking even when no burner was turned on. At the moment, my only solution has been to cut off the electricity to the range by tripping its circuit breaker.

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  • maischs Nov 10, 2007

    Ours just started doing this, too. It's an older oven, but when we lifted the stovetop, we can see the igniters on both sides firing and clicking, even with all 4 burners turned off. We flipped the circuit breaker, but it started again once we turned it back on. We'll try the wire-brush cleaning. This is sooo annoying. Any other suggestions?

  • drjim Jan 17, 2008

    WE have had the same problem.  WE use one burner more than the others adn that one continued to click intermittently after ignition.  No the problem seems to have spread to the other burners.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    The igniters for our burner will not stop clicking. The only thing that stops the clicking is when we turn off the circuit breaker.



    I will clean off the igniters and see if that works. I am nervous about the gas supply. Is this a dangerous situation?

  • dparker1947 May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. When I take the nob off and tap on the microswitch near the valve. It stops. But, the next time I use the burner is starts all over again.

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    anthony Nov 17, 2013

    I came home the other day from work and all four ignighters where clicking; totally annoying. I used a fine sandpaper and lightly sanded the ignighter tops (the grey part, not the white part) sides and top) and it fixed the problem

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I did have the same problem after the house keeping people done with cleaning. They used window/surface cleaner. First I asked them not to clean the ignitor with any cleaner. Here is what I did to solve the problem
I took scotch scour pad (one that you use for washing dishes), In dry state I polished ignitor switch. It is abrading the residuals and deposits on the top and polishing it. Don't use any thing more abrasive than that. MAGIC - I don't have any more problem.

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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I have one of these ranges too. This happens to all of them. EXTREMELY annoying. The problem is probably that cleaning fluid/water/materials break the contact between the metal parts. Solution: Take a wire brush and clean the igniter tip. Also brush the removable ring and the flat burner top, as well as the ring below these (the one coming out of the stove top.) You may have to do this several times -- brush every surface near the igniter tip. Then, turn on the burner and let it burn for 10 minutes or so. Sometimes the burner will not light even though the igniter is clicking. Light it with a match and let it burn 10 minutes.

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I had clicking after the burners were burning. Problem was that I'd removed the inner ring during cleaning and did not put it back properly. There are little nubs that must be lined up properly. If you don't, ALL the burners can start to act wonky when you try to ignite them. Problem solved.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t1067772-jen_air_gas_range_igniter_keeps_clicking

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