If you have noticed a clicking sound coming from your gas oven we may have the solution. Maybe you have tried other tips from troubleshooting posts and if you haven’t solved the issue, then it may be time to follow this latest tip.

The clicking sounds may mean replacing your stove’s spark ignition switch. A surface burner control knob will be the control for the spark ignition switch. A spark lights the burner and the clicking sound is most likely the spark. These instructions will show you how to replace this switch. You will need to completely disconnect your stove from electrical outlets and shut off the gas supply. You will want to find details on your owner’s manual to guide you in this process. Now is the time to gather your tools. You will need work gloves, ¼” nut driver, a flat head screwdriver; depending on your stove model, you might need a wooden block.

Out With the Old

To remove the old switch do the following; unplug the stove and shut off the gas supply.

Remove the burner grates, burner caps and keep them for later. Using your ¼” nut driver, remove the burner heads/burner base. Place these items to the side to use for later. Next, remove the burner tube/orifice holders, these usually have screws to secure them.

Take the cook top off of the unit. This is usually accomplished by using the flat head screwdriver to leverage it up. The top of these stoves are usually made to stay propped open. If not, use the wooden block to hold it open.Now, completely open the oven door. The entire manifold panel will come off once you have removed all of the screws.The control knobs are then pulled straight off to remove.The switch will be connected to wires which you will need to remove from the metal clips.

Remove the switch from the burner valve.You are now ready to install the new spark ignition switch. This switch will snap into the burner valve. Reconnect by placing the wires back into clips.The manifold pan can be screwed into place and close oven door.Lower stove top back into place. Be sure the spark electrodes are placed into holes if they are there.Place all parts back together and you are ready to turn gas supply back on and plug your stove in.

Though it sounds easy, if you are not comfortable doing the complete process, it is essential not to try it but call on an appliance repair expert in Ajax. They will not only explain the process but will do it quickly as they are experienced to work on stoves, ovens and ranges.