Question about Cooktops
When we use our cook top and we turn the burners on, after igniting it continues to make the ticking sound like it is still going to ignite. all four burners does it. any ideas of what it could be?
SOURCE: Dacor gas range igniter clicking
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.
Posted on Oct 05, 2007
the spark modual is bad in the cooktop. you can just leve it unpluged and light with a match until you can get it replaced
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
My Dacor cooktop had a similar problem of continuously clicking igniters. I unplugged it a couple months ago and used a piezoelectric igniter to get it started. Then I looked in the Dacor FAQ and it said to clean the ceramic igniter posts with alcohol not water. I had to scrape some gunk off a couple of the posts with a knife before cleaning with alcohol. Now it works.'
I think the igniters use electrical conductivity to detect when they need to spark, so even slight invisible contamination on the igniter insulator can confuse the sensing system. Also they all seem to fire as a group, so all of them need to be clean because if any one of them is dirty then they will all malfunction.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
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Posted on Aug 18, 2010
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