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What To Do If Your Wolf Range Burner Won’t Stop Clicking

What To Do If Your Wolf Range Burner Won’t Stop Clicking

No matter how you look at it, gas stoves are a cut above conventional, electric stovetops. 

For instance, not only are they more cost-effective, but their cooking performance is simply unmatched with their ability to heat up and cool down much quicker than an electric burner. 

In fact, gas stoves are often the pride and joy of professional and home chefs alike. 

However, whenever using a gas stove, you’ll need to learn how these stovetops work, which will prevent easily avoidable issues from arising later on down the road. 

Out of the many issues we see with gas stoves, one of the most common is the incessant clicking sound that sometimes happens when you turn on one of your burners. What’s worse is that the clicking sound doesn’t even stop after the burner is lit or in some cases, the burner doesn’t light at all.

It’s annoying for anyone to deal with, but the good news is that it’s not a difficult issue to resolve, and typically means that you have a faulty ignitor. 

But before you go and call an appliance service professional, there are a few things you can do to try and fix it yourself.

Clean And Dry Your Gas Burner

The first thing to do is to clean the gas burner. 

The more you use it, the more potential there is for messes to be made. And when messes do happen, you want to clean your burners thoroughly to remove any food debris that might be sticking to the burner cap. You’ll also want to pay close attention to any food debris that might be building up around the ignitor and control knobs since food debris in those areas could be causing your clicking sound.To do this properly, use a metal pin or paperclip to remove any debris from the holes in the cap. Avoid using a toothpick in this situation since pieces could break off and get lodged inside, which will only make the problem worse.After you are done cleaning it, though, you’ll want to ensure the burners are dried properly as well. In fact, in some cases, if your ignitor is damp or wet, or this is simply too much moisture in the area, this can also cause the clicking sound that you’re hearing. To dry everything, remove the burner caps and let it air out. 

Or, you can speed this up by wiping the top of your range with a dry towel or cloth. You could also turn the oven to 350 degrees for about 20 or 30 minutes to help dry out the burners from below.

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Turn Off Your Breaker For About A Minute

Another possibility for why your ignitor isn’t working is to do with the flow of electricity. However, when it comes to electricity, it’s advised that you call a professional repair service to help you out. 

Still, in this case, you might be able to reset your gas range by going to your circuit breaker and then shutting off the electricity to the stove for about a minute. Then, flip the breaker back on and check to see if your range is still making noise. 

If you’re still having trouble with your burners, however, we suggest calling a professional to handle the task for you.

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Insufficient Gas Flow

Insufficient Gas Flow

On the other hand, your issue might be with the supply of gas to your range, rather than anything electrical. Typically, a gas stove will run on either propane or natural gas. 

So, in some cases, you might be having trouble getting your burner lit if you don’t have enough of that particular type of gas left in your supply tank. However, this could also mean there’s a gas leak somewhere along the line. 

If you suspect a leak or an issue with your gas supply, turn off your home’s main gas supply and contact a professional appliance service immediately.

Ensure That There Is Sufficient Airflow

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On top of improper gas flow, there also needs to be sufficient airflow to your burner for it to ignite properly. So, when there isn’t enough airflow, you’ll have trouble getting your gas stove to function properly. 

In this case, it could be that something is blocking the airflow, which is most often caused by a dirty burner cap. 

Another thing you can check is to ensure the ventilation hood is still intact and functioning properly. 

Damaged Control Knob Assemblies

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The final thing you can check is whether the knobs are damaged or installed poorly.

Damaged components can obviously hamper the performance of your gas stove, and the control knobs are often a common part that needs replacing due to how often they are used. 

Fortunately, finding replacement knobs is simple, and installing them isn’t challenging either; however, it can be hard to tell if this is the case since there are so many other possibilities that might be causing your problem.

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While a range burner that won’t stop clicking is annoying and inconvenient, it’s typically caused by a faulty ignitor. However, because there are so many different factors that might be causing your issue, we recommend contacting our service department for help with your Wolf appliances. There are many things you can do at home by yourself, but our team members have the skills and knowledge needed to quickly pinpoint the cause of your problem and have it resolved in as quick and timely a manner as possible. So whether you need help with your Wolf gas range, oven, or any other appliance, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a quick quote over the phone!

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