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I have a Viking professional 6 burner stove/18 years old/ 2

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I have a Viking professional 6 burner stove/18 years old/ 2 burners keep making a clicking sound that won't stop. Does it need cleaning? How to clean?
I used steel wool to try and remove baked on grease. Help!
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

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If the unit will not stop clicking one of the switches behind the burners is stuck closed. Each burner has a switch mounted on the shaft. The switch closes when you turn the shaft to the light position with the knob. If a switch goes bad or gets grease in it the switch will not open when you turn the burner off, this will make the unit keep clicking since it is powering the spark module. You can try to take apart the trim to get at the switches and clean them out with an air duster can or some electronic cleaner. You would have to try and narrow down the bad one with a volt ohm meter or by unplugging a wire to each one until it stops. If you can not get the switch to open you will need to replace the burner switch to fix it in the end, some are sold by themselves and others as a kit depending on the model.

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