We have a 6 burner, nat gas cooktop....all unit light but the igniter clicking will not stop...unplugged it . question: all mechanics are closed is this safe gaswise?
happens in this style ignition system is that the thermostat or
electronic control switches power to the oven ignitor and gas valve
circuit which are connected in series (one after the other). As power
flows through the ignitor it heats and draws current (measured in
amperage). Once the oven ignitor draws a specific amount of current the
oven valve opens to allow gas to flow to the oven burner where the
glowing hot ignitor (glow bar) ignites it. Power must continually flow
through the ignitor and oven gas valve for gas to be released into the
oven burner to create a flame. Once the set temperature is achieved the
control stops all power to the ignition circuit which causes the
ignitor to dim and the oven gas valve to close, stopping any burner
flame. Cycling on and off continues to maintain the specific
temperature the control is set for.
Jan 09, 2010 |