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Usually a clicking sound from a gas range is the gas ignitor/igniter sparking to light one of the gas burners
...Check to make sure all functions are turned off. If all are off
could be a defective switch..check to see if you see a spark at any of the gas burners
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there is probably some residue keeping it from sparking. look at 1 of the other burners and take mental note from where the spark is coming from. then spray just a little oven cleaner on and around the one not working. naturally take the metal grid off first.. let set for about 15 min. then wipe away the residue gently as not to damage the igniter electrode.. also there is a possibility the wire leading to the igniter fell off causing this problem.. do the explained first. good luck...
While the ignitor is glowing, tap on the valve with the plastic handle of a large screwdriver. If the burner lights the ignitor is weak and needs replaced. If it does not the valve is bad and it is advisable to change the ignitor also although not required. Eric
I have one of the kitchenaide gas ranges and if the burner cap is not set on PERFECTLY straight, the gas doesn't flow properly and will not ignite. Try lifting and replacing the cap back down on the burner and see if this solves it.
jeff, i read your other ? here and i think you probably have a weak ignitor. does the ignitor glow orange? if it does, or i should say when it does, just tap lightly on the gas valve and see if that causes the gas to flow into the burner and then light. you can use the handle of a screwdriver to tap with and it wont need to much force. if this does work, then just replace the ignitor. when they get weak they will glow, but wont draw enough current thru the gas valve to allow it to open. your valve does get voltage but it opens when enough current draw opens the bi-metal portion of the valve to allow gas to flow. if you have no glow, then its a whole different problem. to be addressed in next comments.
use a bar-b-que lighter with a loing handle to lite pilot, and yes if the pilot goes out there will be a constant supply of gas going inot home, very minimal amount but as a cumiltve effect not very smart thing.
You did say 1948, as in 60 year old range?
Well, gas ranges did not have fancy safety valves or things like that back then. Most likely when you turn on the gas, a small amount of gas begins escaping at the pilot orifice. Then use a long handled lighter to put a flame there. Pilot should light right away.