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gas is not in the diy domain as it is more deadly than electricity
call in a gas fitter who will have a gas sniffer to determine the exact position of the leak and carry out the repair
by the time you can smell the gas , it is already at the explosive mix with the air

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What other appliances work on gas? The furnace? The water heater? A gas dryer? How much propane is in the tank? I wonder how the cooktop would work on a seperate tank? If it worked perfect on another tank I would say you have a plumbing problem.

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you do not need to replace the whole burner base you need to replace de ignitor

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Spark module part no 7 at parts diagram it may be wet and by using a hair dryer or leave it unplug for some days can dry out and stop. If not then the electric contacts are stuck and need a new spark module

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you need to replace the spark module

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Check one of the switches on the gas valves is shorting due to moisture probably. Check the little switch that is behind the burner knob either went bad or got water in it. To isolate the switch that is the problem you can pull one of the wires off of behind the burner knobs one at a time till it stops. If you pull a wire from each switch and it still goes on, then the spark module is bad. You will need to replace it. However it is normal for all the burners to spark whenever another one is being lit. Also too much dirt and grease can cause the burners to light hard but will not cause the spark module to keep on sparking all the time. If a burner lights hard, check the tip of the spark electrode to make sure it is clean.

If your spark module has burnt out to rapidly, or needs to be constantly replaced, you may not have a properly wired and grounded receptacle. Reversed polarity or not being grounded can cause the spark module to fail prematurely. Make sure that you do not use a two pronged outlet or extension cord for your range.

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A common problem with that type of ignitor is that the porcelain insulator (much like a spark plug has) can crack easily. When it does, there will be a clicking sound, but the spark no longer arcs from the top of the ignitor post to the burner and cannot light the gas. Without an intact insulator, the ignitor is effectively shorting out and needs to be replaced.

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Your problem could be or probably is with the regulator...not enough gas pressure...

Propane, LP, or Natural Gas Regulator Problems


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There is switch for each burner.This is the switch which controls the igniter.Check this switch.This might be problem.
And also check the things mentioned in the below website
You can order the switch from below website
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Hello- You probably need a new spark module which is about $125. There is the possibility that one of the burner switches is stuck on thus casing the constant clicking. You have probably figured out by now to just unplug the cooktop under the cabinet or shut off the breaker. You can still use it you will just need to use matches. Unfortunately you will probably need a Tech out to disassemble the unit to diagnose the exact cause. The whole top have to be removed. Good luck, best regards.

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Be certain the openings in the burner are free of debris. Boilovers can leave debris in the openings that will harden. Once this happens you cannot get the right mix of oxygen and gas for a flame to ignite. With the burner OFF, you can clean the openings gently with a toothpick to loosen the cooked on "gook." Then when you turn on the burner, the flame should burn off the residue and your range will be "cooking on all four burners!"

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Here is a tip that I wrote to help people troubleshoot problems with their cooktops not igniting.

Cooktop Range Stove spark ignition does not work


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spark igniter stays on after burners lit. can you help?

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Use DeBruce Polish, we use DeBruce Polish on all of our stainless steel. DeBruce Polish also works on glass cook tops. We get DeBruce Polish at

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Try running the burner thru the dishwasher this does work sometimes, if not I would replace there not very expensive.

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Here is a tip that I wrote that will help figure out why the burner spark keeps on clicking...

Gas Range Repair Burners Keep on Clicking


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Hi the spark box is shorting out have put a new one in or the ignition switch is faulty

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hello there. i can help you.

The most common problem for gas surface burners is that they get gas but don't light. This is generally caused by dirt or grease splatters on the burner itself. Residential-grade range/stove burners are round and have small holes around their perimeter to allow gas to flow out and create a round flame. The gas coming from these holes is often ignited by a small vertical row of holes on the side of the burner. If these vertical holes are clogged or obstructed, the gas can't ignite.

The solution is to clean the burners thoroughly. Use a toothpick to clear the small vertical holes, then allow the burner to dry completely and try lighting it again. If it doesn't light immediately, either repeat the procedure or call a qualified appliance repair technician

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you can try to scratch the area where it grounds to with a wire brush or screw driver this will help sometimes. sometimes when it archs down try tighten the screws to lift up the ignitors into the hole better. or if this doesn't work replace the ignitors.

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