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You likely have a spark module that has gone bad following the power failure. To stop the clicking unplug the stove or turn it off at the circuit breaker. While I can't be 100% sure because I'm not there, this is likely not a safety problem at all. In fact, you can continue to use your stove top burners by lighting them with a match if you like. One of the perks of owning gas appliances. Unfortunately the spark module will likely have to be replaced. Without a model number I can't give you more than an estimate of the repair but I would guess that you will spend $90 to $125 for the spark module and another $120 to $150 labor if you need to have it installed professionally.
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Sorry for the delay in responding. For some strange reason my system just hung and even though I clicked accept regarding the disclaimer nothing happened.
I also sent a message to you advising that I would try to access your response from another computer, did that but same result. Then just out of the blue the screen changed and here you are. Thanks for you response above. My stove has been working just fine after the outage which was about two weeks ago. Also this clicking noise occurs as I mentioned in my question when turning on the burners up high. The burners can ignite without using a match -- it just I can see when it clicks the little spark.
It is annoying to listen to the clicking, but I'm glad you mentioned that it is probably not dangerous -- as I also mentioned I do not smell gas. I guess I will need to contact someone tomorrow. Do you have the number for a Tappan Service Representative?
No problem.I don't think Tappan still has an appliance division that you can contact. I am fairly certain they were absorbed by another company, Amana I think who is now part of Whirlpool Corp. Nevertheless, almost any quality appliance repair service should be able to help you with this very common problem. Someone in your community surely will recommend a reliable and competent appliance service company.
Okay. Thanks for your assistance.