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My stove is making strange clicking noises. please help.

My stove is a gas range and it has an electric ignition system. when i was cleaning it, it started to make these clicking noises that sounded an awful lot like the ignition sound you hear when the stove is being lit. when i unplugged the stove, they stoped, but when the stove was plugged in again they started right back up again. then i fiddled with the ignition- knob-thing and it sopped for a minute or two and then continued with this noise. is it dangerous? whats going on and how do i fix it?

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It sounds like the ignition knob is stuck in the "ignitor" position. Try taking it off, clean it and adjust it. If that doesn't work, it will have to be replaced with a new one. If yu leave it alone, it will probably wear itself out. Just make sure that the gas valves on the stove are in the off position so that they don't accidentally light on their own. Good luck

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