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I have. Blanko gas cooktop - 3 burners + wok burner and side ignition - enamel trays. The ignition keys are stained underneath and I cannot clean under What them. The appliance is 30+ years old

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SOURCE: 1 burner wont stop clicking on miele cooktop km 344

We have an older Thermador Gas Cooktop type range. It was working fine until the cleaning crew came in, then all the burner igniters were clicking when turning on a single burner. I solved the problem by cleaning off the igniters. I first of course unplugged the power. Then I took a small wire telcom pic tool to scrape the white and brown deposits from the sides of the igniters. You could probably use something else similiar to do the scraping. I noticed a shiny surface underneath. I then went ahead and scraped and brushed clean the mating surface where the spark travels. I then vacuumed up the mess. My burners all worked great after this. Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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SOURCE: two burners wont ignite

Sounds like the electric sending unit for the right burners is not working. Do you hear the cliking noise on the right side when you turn the knob to LITE? If not then you need to replace the electric sending unit, they are located under the knobs, they are a smal square box that goes on the switch valve rod, they have tow wires on the side, just unplug and lift, and look for greasse or anything that might interrup contact, you might be able to use the same ones, or just replace with new ones....Good Luck
Eddie Rentas
Tupper LAke NY

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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SOURCE: Jenn-Air JDG8430 Ignitor won't stop sparking after burner ignites

when you turn the dial a switch is engaged to start the ignitor , or if there is a sensor(one for the two bottom , one for the two top , it may not be reconizing that they are lit ,or the problem is sticky switch in the the dials, but I believe its a sensor that detects both of those burners that stops the spark

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: old Thermador cooktop continues to spark even after turned off

sounds like you have a bad switch. maybe on the large burner.. some of those switches can be replaced without the whole harness.

Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: gas cooktop - burner won't ignite

if its the burner that hase the intermitent timer on it
i have the same problem & I troubleshooted it.
if u take the cover off thier is a part on it that the rest dont have. its a red thing that rotates & thier are little contacts in it. for some reason thier is something that messed up inside it.
i took both mine apart & switced the guts & one of the little "boards"
is not working properly.
so im shure that is your problem

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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