stove ignition problem

Old 10-24-00, 04:48 PM
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Our Roper stove/oven (pilotless ignition) will not stop firing the two stove ignitors on each side of the stove. The burners do work. This continuous click associated with fire is disconcerting. Help.
Old 10-24-00, 07:20 PM
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The most common reason for the problem you posted is moisture on the ignition switches.

Unplug the stove, remove the knobs, lift the top lid cover and then remove the round, clear plastic covers on the gas valve stems.

<It should be noted that not all top burner gas valves have these round plastic covers.>

Use a hair dryer to remove the moisture. Blow the hair dryers warm air over the white switches for a few minutes on each to warm the up.

Reinstall everything back the way you found it and re plug in the stove. If all the moisture was dryed out the clicking should have stopped. If not, try again.

This usually solves the problem if it's caused by moisture getting in those switches during cleaning with a wet cloth or sponge.

Check the archives, in this forum, for the same condition for more information on this subject.

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