...Oven won't stop clicking!

Old 09-12-06, 12:26 AM
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...Oven won't stop clicking!

It's been going on for AT LEAST 3 hours! It's annoying, and maybe damaging! How do I stop the ticking?? I can't access a cord o anything, but I can see the thing thats ticking, pilot?
Old 09-12-06, 04:22 AM
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Hello sxaxmx and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Chances may be good a slightly cleaning could resolve this type of condition. If turning off the electrical power is not as easy as cord removal, cleaning the electrode can be done using a non metal conductive brush.

Try an old toothbrush. Clean the surfaces of the sparker. Both the sparking element rod and the grounding surface where the spark jumps to. Can be done while power is on.

The spark is powerful but not able to cause injury or death. It's not high enough in amperes to do do so. Just volts equal to house current. With a plastic handle and non metal bristles there is hardly and chances of current getting to the hand.

Of course, by now, time between posting and reading here, sparker likely to have burned out if power was unable to be turned off. Which indicates why power source needs to be local to the appliance and should be to all electrical powered equipment.

If cleaning does not resolve condition, call a licensed and qualified tech. I do not recommend any attempts to repair the appliance with power on. Let a pro do it.

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