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Ticking sound from GE cooktop igniter

Our GE cooktop and the igniter started ticking even after the cooktop is shut off. Even after cleaning the bottom of igniter the ticking persists. Any suggestions? Thanks

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    I have the same problem. Please describe how to replace the knob. DD

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Under each gas control is a switch that will turn on the spark module when rotated to the light position. One or more of these switches has failed. Some models these switches are individually replaceable, others the switch is an assembly of all four.

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