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Igniter for burners is firing continuously

The spark is constantly clicking for all four burners.

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  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    My stove is doing that now. All burners are clicking, but it I turn one on, the ignite stops. I've isolated the burner that has the problem, but I have to unplug the stove to stop the clicking. I'll call a repair in the morning. I was hoping for a fix on line

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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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