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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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Range: Gas burner won't spark or ignite A surface burner igniter switch and a spark module activate the spark electrode when a burner is turned to the "Lite" position on a gas range's cooktop. If the surface burner switch, spark module or wiring in that circuit fails, the spark electrode won't work, and as a result the gas burner won't light. If those components work but the electrode won't spark, the problem could be that the spark electrode is coated with spilled food of is bent or broken. In addition, the electrode won't spark or ignite the burner properly if the ceramic insulation sleeve below the tip of the electrode is cracked or broken. If the gas burner isn't lighting, these repairs may help.
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Replace the spark igniter electrode

1396454293470.jpg The spark igniter electrode-also called the surface burner igniter-is an insulated electrode that provides an ignition spark to light a surface gas burner. It sparks and makes a ticking sound when the burner switch is turned to the Lite position. Replace the spark ignition electrode if it fails to spark or if the ceramic insulation sleeve is cracked or chipped. How to Replace a Spark Igniter Electrode in a Gas Range Find This Part

Replace the surface spark module

1377098014986.jpg The surface spark module is in the ignition circuit for the gas surface burners. When a surface burner control knob is turned to the "Lite" position, it provides voltage to the spark electrodes on the gas surface burners. If the surface spark module fails to provide the electrodes with voltage, then it should be replaced. Find This Part

Replace the spark igniter switch

1396454315355.jpg The igniter switch is an electrical switch on the stem of the gas surface burner control valve. This switch completes a circuit to the surface burner spark module, causing the burner igniters to spark when the burner switch is turned to the Lite position. Replace the burner igniter switch if the burners don't spark when you turn the burner control knob to the Lite position or if igniters spark constantly even when the burner knobs are in the Off position.

All pilots ignite when 1 gas knob is used on one burner

All igniters will spark when you turn on any burner but only the one you have turned on will allow gas through to ignite.


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How to Troubleshoot a Gas Range Oven That Won't Heat
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Although gas range oven may prove useful for cooking and baking, they may fail to ignite if they aren't properly maintained and set up. Lighting a gas range often involves simply turning a knob; however, blockages from food particles and debris caught in the burners, improper burner cap installation and gas supply are common problems that interfere with your gas range oven's performance. A few troubleshooting guidelines may solve these problems safely.

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      Check you have gas in your tank if your gas range oven won't heat. Contact your gas supplier if you've run out of gas.

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      Clean the burners if you have gas but your burners still won't ignite. To clean the burners, lift the burner caps 9b4f010f-be4f-4db6-8a88-4c3fd17e3339.gif
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      Inspect the small vertical holes on the side of your burners for dirt, food and debris. The gas won't ignite if they are clogged. Scrape dirt, debris and food from the vertical holes using a pointy object such as a toothpick or paperclip.

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      Reinstall the burner caps properly. If they are tilted or wobbly, the gas may not ignite. Install the caps on the right burners. Some burners are smaller than others, so match the caps to the appropriate burners.

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      Move the burner knob to the "Lite" position and wait for the gas to ignite. If it ignites, rotate the knob to your desired setting. If it doesn't ignite, contact a qualified appliance technician.

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Hello, There is no pilot..It uses ignitors to light. number 19 in this picture is the oven ignitor http://lookup.bellparts.com/diagramenlarge/frigidaire/47877/00000358
If when you turn on the oven it doesnt glow bright orange chances are it failed and needs to be replaced. The top is electronic ignition. If this helps please rate me..Thanks

How do i start the pilot light on a JGBP28wek6ww

That model is an electronic ignition, ther isn't a standing pilot on it(no liitle flame that stays lit). Light the burner by pushing in on the knob and turnlig to "LITE" position, you will hear a clicking noise the sound of the electric spark igniting the burner, turn the knob to adjust the flame size. Keep in mind that all igniters spark whenever any of the knobs are turned to the "LITE" position. Good luck !

When I turn on a burner, all the other burners click like they are trying to turn on as well. The clicking is continuous and really annoying! Thanks for your help! Tammie

Anytime you turn on a gas range all burners click for safety reasons. If a knob has been turned by mistake the gas lights to prevent gas from escaping into the room. If you turn the control knob past the LITE position after the burner lights you should be OK and stop the clicking. If the clicking continues regardless you have a defective ignitor switch that must be replaced.

GE Gas Kitchen sealed burner

I unplugged the wires from each end and re-attached the wires. Stove working great, no more clicking.

Maytag Kitchen Gas range

First of all- when you turn any ONE of the burner knobs to "ignite" all FOUR burners will spark/click. This is normal. If you're getting a spark from the ignitors when all knobs are set to "off" then you most likely either got some moisture into one or more of the switches below the knobs (sometimes they will dry out and be fine after a while, but I have seen them burn-up/melt/arc too) OR one or more of the switches is stuck/shorted. Good luck and hope this helps.
Unplug the range before working on it and don't attempt anything you're unfamiliar or uncomfortable with.
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