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Fixing a Viking Stove That Won’t Stop Clicking When Off

A repeated clicking sound usually isn’t a major problem, but it can be annoying and likely indicates that there’s a component broken, or on the verge of breaking somewhere in your Viking stove.

Although you may be tempted to ignore the sound and go about using your appliance normally, it’s much smarter to fix the problem before it gets any worse.

Don’t know where to start? Below, we’ll take a look at how to go about fixing a Viking stove that won’t stop clicking when off.

Safety Tip: Always make sure you turn off the power and gas to your appliance before you start any repair work. Failure to do so can result in serious injury, electric shock and potential damage to your appliance.
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Viking Gas Stove Won’t Stop Clicking

If your stove won’t stop clicking (even when turned off), there are a few common culprits that might be causing the problem.

Most times, this issue is caused by a faulty igniter. However, you might also be dealing with a faulty control board, which tends to be a bit trickier to diagnose and repair.

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Dry Up The Igniter And The Burner

When a gas stove igniter or burner gets wet or moist, either from a spill or mess during cooking, the unit’s moisture sensors may prevent the gas from sparking and lighting.

In this case, when you try to turn one of the burners on, you’ll likely hear a repeated clicking noise, without getting a usable flame.

Although inconvenient, the good news is that the solution to this problem is quite easy.

All you’ll need to do is remove the grate and burner caps from the stove, and let them dry out completely. If you’re in a hurry, you can try drying these components by hand with a towel.

Alternately, just leaving them to air dry for a couple of hours or overnight can usually get the job done.

Once everything is properly dried, replace the parts and test your stove.

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Broken Igniter

If the clicking sound continues, even after drying out the igniter and burner caps, your igniter might be broken, or on the verge of failure.

On average, an igniter will usually last anywhere between 2 to 5 years, depending on the amount of use it gets. Fortunately, replacing a faulty igniter is relatively cheap and easy to do as long as you make sure to purchase the correct part for your specific Viking model.

On the other hand, if the igniter isn’t broken, it may be clicking repeatedly because it’s clogged with food or debris.

Here’s how to fix this problem:

  1. Turn off the gas valve and power to the appliance.
  2. Remove the burner cap.
  3. Gently clean the igniter with a toothbrush.
  4. Use a needle or pin to carefully remove any stubborn food particles.
  5. Replace the burner cap
  6. Turn the gas and power back on.
  7. Test the igniter.
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Problems With The Control Board

Essentially, your Viking stove’s control board communicates with all other internal components, including the control knobs, igniter, clock, etc.

If the stove’s control board is malfunctioning, this could be another reason why your Viking gas stove won’t stop clicking.

However, knowing whether or not this component is causing the problem tends to be a bit easier said than done. Since this repair involves the inner workings of your appliance, it’s usually in your best interest to call in a professional for help.

The last thing you would want to do is install a new control board incorrectly, which will likely void any warranty you might have on the appliance!

If you still hear a repeated clicking sound after drying and cleaning the igniter, it’s best to contact an appliance repair technician for a proper diagnosis.

Contact Viking Appliance Pros today!
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Simple Burner Cap & Igniter Cleaning Tips

One of the easiest ways to get your stove to stop clicking is to clean the burner cap and igniter.

In fact, unless the igniter is on the verge of failure, most times, cleaning these parts will usually resolve the problem!

To get you started, here are some of the best burner cap and igniter cleaning tips:

  1. It’s recommended that you clean your stovetop after every use. It’s better to remove food particles before they have a chance to harden and become difficult to remove.
  2. The best tools to clean your burner caps and igniter include: a toothbrush, a small needle or pin, liquid detergent or dish soap, and warm water. Just make sure that the appliance is powered down and unplugged before cleaning with water.
  3. For more stubborn grime, you might need to use a stronger, oven-safe cleaner. Soak the burners in the solution and then use a non-abrasive pad to remove the mess.

Good Appliance Maintenance & Repair

No matter what type of problem you’re dealing with, it’s important to address the issue before it gets any worse.

The best way to fix a Viking stove that won’t stop clicking is to contact an appliance repair service like Viking Appliance Pros.

Not only do our repair technicians specialize in Viking appliances, but they can usually stop by for a same-day visit to give you an official diagnosis.

Learn more about how an appliance repair service can help by contacting Viking Appliance Pros today.