A Clicking Noise in a Frigidaire Gas Range

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As you use your Frigidaire gas range, you can encounter some clicking and popping noises. Some of these noises are just part of the normal operations of the range while others might point to a potential problem. A little troubleshooting can help you determine if further action is required to identify and eliminate the noises.

Burner on

  • When you turn the knob to ignite the burner on your gas range, you will hear a clicking or popping noise. This is a completely normal noise with a gas range. The noise you hear is just the sound of the burner trying to ignite. Once the burner ignites and you see a flame, the clicking noise should stop.

Oven in Use

  • When you use your oven, it is normal to hear a clicking or popping noise. Usually this noise is just at the start of the oven heating. The noise is a result of the metal sides expanding and contracting due to the heat in the oven. Once the oven gets warm, you should stop hearing the noises. Since they are normal, there is nothing you can do about them.

Wet Burner

  • If something cooks over the pan or you just spill something onto the burner, you can hear a clicking noise. This tends to happen when the burner and the ignitor pieces get wet or dirty from food spilling over. When this happens, you should turn off that burner and use a different one. The burner that was clicking must cool and dry in order for the clicking to stop. Once it cools, you may clean it with a damp cloth, but it must dry before you use it again.

Ignitor Problem

  • If your ignitor is faulty or going bad, you may hear a nearly constant clicking noise. Instead of rushing to call a repair technician, you may try to power off the stove overnight. When you power the stove back on, the clicking noise might be gone. If so, it just needed power cycled. If the clicking noise remains, you might have a faulty ignitor. A gas stove technician can check the ignitor for you and assist you in getting it repaired or replaced.

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