Question about GE 36 in. JGP628 Gas Cooktop
I was cleaning the center burner of my two-month old cooktop and the igniter started ticking like I was trying to light it. I moved all five burner controls to low then off but the ticking persists. I also removed and inspected all the burner elements to no avail. Any suggestions? Thanks
Our GE cook-top burner igniter has started ticking even when the oven is shut off. Even after cleaning the bottom of controls the ticking persists. Any suggestions? Thanks
Posted on May 25, 2008
Excellent it worked thank you. but now the burner in the back of that side, the igniter doesn’t click?... I have to turn on the front first then turn the back on to have the gas get the light of the front. any idea what is wrong?...and would that be the switch or the igniter?
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
Last night, we had that exact problem with our 5-burner Thermador clicking continuously (until power unplugged). And this also occured after an over-zealous cleaning. I tried cleaning carefully around the burners, and ignitors carefully, but nothing would help.
Even after 24 hours, plugging in the power would start the clicking again immediately. My wife admitted she had maybe used too much water, so we guessed it was a moisture problem below the cooktop surface. I removed the control knows, and carefully pried up the protective ring below each knob so I could see the controls below. I cleaned off the obvious crud around the controls, and then put a small ceramic fan heater over two of the holes, and turned it on high. Hot air blowing back out the other 3 holes.
After about 20-30 minutes of hot air... success!... everything is good now.
Have to give my wife credit for thinking of the heater... I was ready to pull the whole thing out and take it apart.
Posted on Oct 31, 2007
Have the similar problem, except mine was cause by a malfunctioned pressure cooker. I tried the hairdryer suggestion .. and by golly, IT WORKED! Thanks so much.. you just saved me $100!
Posted on Jan 23, 2010
Thanks for all the tips. I have a 36-inch GE Monogram drop in gas stove top with electronic igniter, I pulled the switch knobs and tried the hair-dryer solution. It didn't work. Then I removed the removable grate and cap from the small center burner and blew directly down into the center of that burner with the switch caps removed to allow good circulation. It took only a couple of minutes and the ticking stopped. The cause of the problem was a tea kettle that boiled over. Thanks again. The tips hear saved me a $99 GE service call and who knows what else. jonolaf
Posted on Apr 08, 2009
Just fixed my clicking burner issue. I used 2much water while cleaning my cook top. I called GE and the operator told me to dry it out. I removed the burner cap,head assembly, and base and placed a blowdryer where the unit was. After about 10-15 minutes the unit was dried and the clicking ceased and it worked properly.
Water Boy 1/16/2010
Posted on Jan 16, 2010
5Jun2009: My 4 burner GE cooktop # JGP389 has similar ticking problem for the last few weeks. I've been blowing hair dryer, alternate with fan to the switches and the spark module (by the way GE quoted me 182 insane dollars to deliver the module today). It seems to work but not 100%. The ticking stopped on the left burners but the one on the right continues but at a slower frequency (1 tick per minute instead of more frequently before). I continue blowing air through the switch and the spark module. Note: check the spark module if it is sealed. Mine was not. I plan to use silicone to reseal the module. Will postr the result later. M.P
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
My GE Cooktop had similar problems but was easily repaired by removing the knob and running a hair dryer for 5 minutes over the hole. The electronic switches were wet and was causing the ignitor to tick persistently.
Posted on Aug 12, 2008
It worked, I placed a small fan on top of the knob holes for a few minutes and now everything is fine, no more clicking!
Thank you so much,
Posted on Feb 11, 2008
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