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Continual clicking of the automatic ignitor even when burners are off

Even when all burners are in the off position the automatic ignitor makes the clicking sound as if one of the burners is in the on position. Is this an ignitor wiring module problem or a problem with one or more of the burners or what?

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Re: Continual clicking of the automatic ignitor even when...

Some JA models i have seen the the spark switces are poorly constructed or improper installed from the factory and beging to become a probelm after a year or so of use. this is not a gas pressure issue it just plain ole' bad spark switches

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