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My surface burners keep "clicking" whether the burner is lit or not. I have tried cleaning the electrodes with a paper clip, checking & twisting the surface controls to make sure they are unbroken & in the correct position, and using a blow dryer to dry out the switches just in case I got them wet during cleaning. So far nothing works. What do you think I should try next? Becky

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