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Used center gas burner on a Kitchen Aid Gas top stove for the first time! It worked fine but the electronic ignitor is making a continuous loud ticking noise! Any ideas on how to stop the constant loud ticking noise? Thanks!

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Turn the knob back to see if it stops

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