Tip & How-To about Cooktops


Good Day,

Have you ever had that problem with your Gas Hob, Stove or Cooktop where you hear a clicking the whole time, coming from the ignition switches? Well, then today I will show you how to resolve the problem.

Why does this happen? Moisture on the ignition switches... Be it because of you cleaning it obsessively or, because you might have had a small water spillage - the causes could be quite a few things related to water.

Now for the solution (Please note: I will be using a General Electric Stove & Hotpoint Hob as demonstration, but this solution should work for most ranges - if not all)

Step 1 (Safety first)

Turn the machine off, switch it off at the mains if it is powered by it, and if powered by another source - Turn this off!

Step 2

Remove the knobs of the Hob/Stove:

If they do not come out, try to pull them as far out as possible, without breaking them. If there is a seal beneath them, then take it off as well - in the case if the knob does not come off, leave them be... If any grime or fat deposits are present, remove them with a damp cloth and some toothpicks.

Step 3

Get a hairdryer, or fan.

If using the hairdryer: Dry each knob area for 3 to 5 minutes for each knob respectively.

If using a fan: Put the fan facing all the knobs, and leave it there for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Leave the oven for about 20 minutes, and then re-attach the knobs and seals and re-connect it to power.

TEST, and viola! The problem is fixed.

I have attached a video to this Tip, that shows a complete yet simple solution to this problem (Kindly provided by General Electric):

Now you can use your Hob/Cooktop/Stove with no more annoying clicking sounds.

I hope this Tip has helped you, if it did - Please rate it.

Kind Regards


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