Have you ever noticed that your stove constantly clicking, even when no one is using it? This problem only applies to modern stoves with an electric ignition. It is located next to each cooking zone. When the user presses the gas knob, there is a characteristic crackling sound – the electric grid closes and creates a spark that ignites the gas. If the appliance is working properly, the crackling sound will disappear as soon as you release the knob. However, if the auto-igniter has jammed, the crackling will not stop. This malfunction usually does not affect the operation of the burner itself; it can still be operated. However, the ignition option will not be available.
Principle of automatic ignition operation
To understand the cause of automatic ignition failure, you need to know how it works. It is not difficult to understand the principle of its operation: the ignition mechanism is powered from the mains and is started by pressing a special button and turning it towards the gas regulator in the direction of the arrow shown on the stove panel. The process of operation of this mechanism is as follows:
- When you press the ignition button, the spark is converted by currents of electric pulses.
- When you turn the knob that opens a particular burner, gas is applied to it.
- The spark produced by the ignition mechanism interacts with the gas and turns it into a fire.
- The burner to which the gas is applied begins to burn.
- The knob can be released a few seconds after turning – this is enough time for the system to become magnetized. In reality, of course, the whole ignition process is much faster than described here. The cooking zone is ignited and actuated by a spark. The ignition button itself is located on the stove panel next to the gas controls.
If your stove is clicking, there are several ways to repair it. The first involves standard button cleaning if the cause is a buildup of dirt and grease. If the button is broken, you’ll need to replace it with a new one.
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