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Clicking sound from GE gas stove igniters

When not wanting to ignite the stove we heard a clicking sound from one of the gas igniters...can't see to figure out how to stop it or what to do

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Try jiggling the knob that belongs to that burner, as it is the one that gives it the contact. problem is there.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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U most likely have a gas supply valve problem, the clicking will continue until that is fixed.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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