Gas stove igniter only "clicks" when hot

Old 12-31-05, 06:53 AM
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Gas stove igniter only "clicks" when hot

I have a Tirolia gas stove in my flat here in Vienna and the igniter only works when the oven has been on for a while. I took the top off hoping to find a simple gap in a switch that needs to be adjusted (because of thermal expansion) but what do I know - there is nothing obvious Can anyone give me a little help on this?

Old 12-31-05, 07:43 AM
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Hello Far Raider and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Oven ignitor? Try cleaning the sparker (ignitor) and grounding element. Use a paint brush of the size that fits best. May need to use some fine grit sand paper. Do not sand too much. Only enough to clean the surfaces lightly. Blow clean and retry. May resolve the problem, if the part is not damaged and in good condition.

Clean and check all wire terminals and connections, if need be. Be sure the electrical power is turned off or the plug is removed from the wall outlet receptcule.

The spark module may be weak. Thus not able to jump the gap when ignitor is cold. Cold creates more electrical resistance than a warm sparker. If cleaning does not resolve the problem, sparker and/or module may need to be replaced.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

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Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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