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I can't get the electric ignition to stop clicking. I'm not sure this is the right model, but it looked the closest to my cooktop

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Hi- most likely the spark module is bad. Sometimes a burner swith gets stuck as well. Unplug the unit, the plug should be inside the cabinet. Take off the knobs and see if you see any obstructions and see if the knob posts move freely in and out (push to turn). Probably need to get a Tech out to look at it. If it is clicking even when the burners are off you can just leave it unplugged and light with a match to use it. If it is only clicking when you have the burners on check to be sure all the burner bases and caps are assembled correctly and seated, sometimes the electrode will continue to click if the burners are assembled wrong or are wet. Hope this helps a little. Good Luck.

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THANKS , I USED THE HAIR DRYER TO BLOW THE 4 IGNITORS. PROBLEM IS SOLVED NO MORE CLICKING SOUND FROM IGNITORS.

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