Stove Clicking Problems and How to Fix Them

Stove Clicking Problems

Stove clicking problems can be caused by a variety of things, mainly related to an igniter of a stove burner.

A clicking noise is created when a stove igniter attempts to ignite gas released from the burner. Generally, the clicking of a stove becomes a problem when a stoves igniter fails to ignite gas that is being released from it’s burner.

One reason why an igniter may fail to ignite gas that is being released from the burner is if the gas does not get sparked due to not properly meeting the igniter’s spark. There are various causes of why gas released from the burner may not be properly meeting the igniter’s spark.

Although most stove clicking problems are caused by the failure of an igniters spark to properly meet with gas released from the burner, there may be other causes as well.

Common Causes of Stove Clicking Problems

As we’ve already mentioned, the most causes of stove clicking problems are involved with the spark of a stoves igniter not properly igniting the gas that is being released. We will go over some of the main causes of why this may be happening to your stove.

1. Unaligned Burner Cap

An unaligned burner cap is generally the main cause of stove clicking problems, which is also the easiest to fix.

Why Is It a Problem If Stoves Burner Cap Is Unaligned?

It is a problem when the burner cap is unaligned due to the fact that exerted gas from the burner does not properly meet the spark from the igniter. When this happens, the gas being released from the burner is usually flowing slightly above the spark. So when the spark does not properly meet the gas that is being released, the gas does not become ignited and the igniter continues to attempt to ignite the gas, that’s when the clicking noise occurs.

How to Fix Stove Clicking Problems Caused by an Unaligned Burner Cap:

This is the easiest possible problem to fix! Of course the answer for how to fix stove clicking problems caused by an unaligned burner cap may be easy and obvious for most people, we will just confirm in order to make sure that there is no confusion!

All you have to do is physically align the cap by pushing it onto it’s proper place or by removing it and putting it back on properly.

If an unaligned burner cap was truly the problem that was causing the clicking noise, then the problem should be fixed. If your stoves clicking problem still persists, the following possible causes below may help you figure out the true problem.

2. Dirty Stove Burner

A dirty stove burner is generally one of the main causes of stove clicking problems.

Why Does a Dirty Burner Cause Stove Clicking Problems?

This problem causes an effect that is similar to stove clicking problems caused by an unaligned burner cap. A dirty stove burner can cause clicking noise problems due to the fact that the spark from the igniter may not be properly reaching the gas being released from the burner.

This is a common issue if food debris have gotten into a stoves burner, because there may be an interrupted flow of gas to the area of where the igniter’s spark occurs.

The reason why this is similar to the problem that’s caused by an unaligned burner cap is due to the fact that both problems prevent the igniter’s spark from properly reaching the gas being released. When the igniter’s spark does not meet the gas that is being released, the igniter continuously attempts to spark the released gas, therefore causing a continuous clicking noise.

How to Fix Stove Clicking Problems Caused by a Dirty Stove Burner:

The answer here may be fairly obvious as well, but we will clarify and go into some minor details. You must clean the stove burner well enough to the point where gas released from the burner is able to flow to the igniter’s spark.

In most cases, the stove burner’s cap must be removed in order for food debris to be noticeable within the burner. Once you have spotted food debris within the stove burner, make an effort to clean and remove as much of it as possible. This can be done by a variety of methods.

Do not attempt this with the stove on, whether the flame is lit or not. There should not be any gas being released into the air and fires of any sort should not be on during this entire process. Please make sure that the entire stove is off and that no gas is being released into the air before and during your time of you attempting this process.

Once all safety precautions are taken and you are sure that the stove is entirely off, one good way to start is by removing the cap of the burner and attempting to blow out as much loose food debris as possible. After blowing out as much food debris as possible, continue to keep the entire stove off and use a soapy sponge to clean the inside of the burner while the cap is removed. Make sure to clean well enough to the point where gas will be able to flow to the igniter’s spark. Wash the entire cap of of the burner as well, including the bottom of it.

One common mistake that some people make is that they attempt to solve their problem by cleaning stove burners without removing the cap, which is usually not sufficient enough. Remove the stove burners cap before cleaning in order to make sure you clean deep enough into the proper depths. You may need to use a thin and strong material like a paper clip in order to remove some of the debris. Avoid using materials that may break and fall into or get stuck in the burner. After cleaning the burner and it’s cap as much as possible, allow them to fully dry. Once they are dry, properly place the cap back onto the burner attempt to turn on your stove.

Still Having Stove Clicking Problems After Trying the Things Above?

If your stove’s clicking problem continues to persist after cleaning it well, you may require assistance from a local appliance repair technician. Our experienced technicians at Built-in Appliance Repairs offer services for many brands of stoves, including some of the best quality Viking stove repair Los Angeles has to offer, in case you are located within our service area. You can check Google Maps for more information us and/or browse through other local experts in your area.

An expert can diagnose the your stove in order to figure out what the problem is so that it can be fixed. In some cases, parts may need to be replaced. In other cases, the problem may possibly be solved without having to replace any parts. It really just depends on the cause of the problem.

Generally speaking, if there if there is a possibility of repairing a stove without replacing any parts, a technician should take that approach. Although, in certain situations, technicians may suggest replacing parts even if it is possible to repair a stove without replacing parts, in the case where if the repair without replacing parts is going to result in a temporary fix, therefore requiring additional repair services in the near future, and being more expensive overall after adding cost of current temporary repairs with cost of required near future part replacement repairs.

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