Question about Jenn-Air 34 in. Expressions CVGX2423 Gas Cooktop
We have an Jenn-Air gas range, it has the problem that it's getting difficult to start the fire while the igntter keeps the clicking sound, and producing sparks. We did smell the gas being released at the same time.
Sometimes the igniter works.
We also have the problem of all 4 igniters keep clicking, when one of the stove is lit.
Posted by yubrshen on
01/26/09 My wife decided to give our Jenn-Air a good cleaning. With lot's of soapy warm water she pulled the knobs off and washed under each of them not realizing excess water was now running down the inside of each control knob shaft. The igniter immediately began clicking away as it was being shorted by the conductance of the water now inside of the switch. I had to remove the cover (2-screws) to access the control switches but that is all I needed to do do in order to have clear access. Using her hair dryer it took about 5 minutes of warm air blowing down each of the shafts until the water evaporated and the clicking stopped. Wahla. The old Jenn-Air is back to working order again.
Posted on Jan 27, 2009
I've owned a Jenn Air Expressions stovetop since 2000 and have never experienced normal operation. During periods of high humidity, it click incessantly when lighting and won't burn up its igniters as we'd hoped would happen, to give us an excuse to put it by the curb. Now, it has begun lighting up and clicking with all switches off. Classic. Avoid this brand, for sure.
I followed Beaker52's advice and it worked! I also have a Jenn - Air stove where the igniter was clicking, gas was flowing but the burner wasn't lighting. The manual was useless but this forum was very helpful. I plugged in the hair dryer, aimed it right at the igniter from 2-3 inches away and let it blow hot air for about 5 minutes. The burner now lights within a second or two, the way that it should. At the very least this is worth 5 minutes of your time to try.
Posted on Jun 07, 2009
Just had the problem of continuous clicking after the stove lit. The probem is in your electrical wiring. It is not grounded correctly. The way the sensor works to let the controls know that the stove is lit, is by relaying a signal to the electrical box and then back to the control unit. If the electric box is not grounded correctly it can not relay the signal.
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
Well none of these fixes apply to my case. i can see it is a weak spark (not blue) even after cleaning. Seeing as to the high costs of the electric ignition module, I'm just going to go buy a hand held welding flint lighter and make life easier.
If I was inspired, I'd probably find some better ignition system and retro fit this whole thing for 1/2 the costs of replacement parts.
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
Try ebay or google for a BBQ Safety Igniter or Universal Piezo Igniter kit. Flint lighter didn't seem to work that great. This ignition system is part of the newer safety feature of electronic/gas ovens. Ovens modified may not shut off the gas if the flame goes out, as newer models will. So you have to watch them and not set the gas too low.. This is the way they used to be made. They were not having the flame detection and auto reignite feature.
Thanks mrroyal111! -- I had clicking after the burners were burning. Problem was that I'd removed the inner ring during cleaning and did not put it back properly. There are little nubs that must be lined up properly. If you don't, ALL the burners can start to act wonky when you try to ignite them. Problem solved.
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
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Same problem, twice. Replaced the igniters and now need to do the same. JUNK!
I have one ignitor that won't click or anything. The other 3 work just fine.
I have a five-burner Jenn-Air with the same problem. I can get it to eventually light, but the clicking continues as I cook, driving my husband mad. We had a repairman out yesterday. He said it was caused by moisture from under the knobs. He said that repairman used to use Free-on (Spelling?) to get the moisture out, but they aren't allowed to use it any more. He suggested turning all the burners on at once and letting it dry out that way...but I use my stove A LOT and I think it would have stopped by now. Read somewhere about using a blow-dryer to get the moisture out and am considering removing the knobs and giving them some hot air and seeing if this helps. Replacements of the parts was going to cost $35 per burner, plus installation, plus the $65 to have him out. It all added up to over $300...the price of the new range we like is $630. I'll probably try the blow dryer, if not, we'll be using a new stove at Christmas.
I have the same problem. I have a warranty so I guess I will call the service and report back. The igniter clicks and we smell gas but it does not light. some of the burners work but two do not. All with the same problem. Sometimes it lights but keeps clicking while it is lit. Not tolerable to listen to. We can use a match and get it to light but that is probably not a good idea either.