Cooktop's electronic igniter started clicking all by itself
I have a two year old Bosch gas cooktop (NGT73). The weird thing happened last night when the cooktop's electronic igniter started clicking all by itself. I had to turn it off via the circuit breaker and now just cook by lighting a match to the burner until I can figure this out. I know it's not the case of a GFI electrical circuit problem as stated in the previous solutions as this cooktop has been working fine for the past 2 years.
So what is causing this and is there a simple remedy?
Re: cooktop's electronic igniter started clicking all by...
If any of the 5 burner switches are sending a signal to the spark module to light a burner, most gas cooktops have a wire from each burner control to the spark module to send a spark to all burners. Shut the power off, pull the wires off from each control to the spark module control and reapply power . Test each one at a time to determine which is the culprit. Could be more than one but usually only one.
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one of the burner switches has shorted, and needs replacement. Turn the power off to cooktop, and check with VOM if there is any continuity on any of the switches when the y are in the "off" position. Replace the one which has continuity. Some GE cooktops have an assembly of all four switches and harness. Check by model number with any parts distributor.
its a gas cooktop it has to be plugged in somewhere op e the cabinet and unplug it. possible that the electrodes got wet and click from a false sense of continuity, after being unplugged overnight that will sometimes be enough. you also might have a bad start switch on one of hte burners causing the machine to click automatically. try unplugging over night first