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Range burners All four burners on my oven just started igniting over and over. It's making the noise when the knobs are turned to lite and you can see the spark on all four. It won't stop and all knobs are turned to off. It just happened out of no where I wasn't even using it. I turned the fuse off for now and I left it off over night and it still did it today.

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  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    Same problem. Help!

  • reg318 Nov 25, 2007

    Same thing happened after cleaning the top of the range. Turned the breaker off for a few hours to no avail.. I see the solution about checking switch with a meter, but what if I don't have a meter? Thanks.

  • P Patto Nov 25, 2007

    Just bought this Jenn-Air JGS8860BDP range.. used it once.. the right rear burner has no spark..all of the other 3 burners spark when the knobs are turned but not the right rear... Any ideas ? that burner had not even been used to cook with yet...

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    The electric ignitor "clicks" at constant intervals. I have replaced the spark module and the "clicking" did not go away. What should I do next?

  • FrankenFly Dec 12, 2007

    What kind of meter is it? How do I identify the specific switch with problem? Do I replace the switch?

  • ovenmadness Dec 22, 2007

    same problem... what is the solution?

  • sorceress Jan 17, 2008

    I've had the same problem with this stove for years, I have had it repaired 4 times, they have replaced the computer each time and the problem went away for a while. I do no think they ever replaced a switch. I have found that turning the burner on briefly, seems to work to get them to turn off until they decide to go off again. I have noticed if one of the knobs is pushed in too far it seems to cause it also. Strangely my stove ususally does this either after I 've been cooking all day- " a holiday", or late at night- between 4 and 4:30 am- I would hear it trying to start- making the clicking noise. One repairman indicated it might be that there is greese or oil that is making an electrical conection- I could see that with all day cooking but that doesn't go with it starting late at night. It happened again last night- This Sat. we are buying a new stove- I have had it. My family has always thought it was haunted- glad to know it has happened to others too.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2008

    I have the same problem, ticking noise when I turn gas burners on that never stop ticking... I pulled electrical plug from outlet and lite with a match. How can I stop the ticking

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    need replacement knobs for four burners and the oven turn on, also a manual



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Clean under the knobs and then blow hot air with a hair dryer for about 2 minutes on each one. That fixed my fridgedaire with the same sypmtoms.

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I just had this problem with my tappan stove; this is what happen: i got not electricity for about 24 hr and then the electricity just came back and suddenly my stove start doing that clicking noise (pilot i guess) and i just just turn all 4 burners and leave them on for a while (10-15min), and the clicking noise just went away by itself and then i turn all 4 burners off. i hope that help

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Guess it's time to purchase a new oven - won't be purchasing Tappan ever again.

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Most of the time the ignighters switches come in sets of four so just see if yours does and replace them all

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There must be a problem in one of the switches which is behind one of the knobs. Will have to check each switch with a meter.

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