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The spark igniter on my GE builtin gas cooktop will not stop ticking, I unplugged the unit from the socket and plugged it back in thinking it will reset but it did not stop ticking.

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You got water/liquid in the control switch,most the time you have to replace the switch,and most cook tops require the whole string of them be changed at once.That is all the switches are tied into /pre wired together.

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