wolf range burner clicking

While a clicking sound is normal when turning on a gas burner, clicking that continues after it’s off can indicate a problem. Why is my Wolf range burner clicking when it’s not on? Lingering moisture can cause clicking until it dries or evaporates. These common reasons explain why your Wolf stove igniter keeps clicking when off.

How to Stop Wolf Range Burner Clicking

A dirty burner, or one that’s misaligned or damp, can cause repeated clicking sounds. Fortunately, in most cases, some simple adjustments or maintenance can stop Wolf range burner clicking.

Moisture in Burner Assembly

Spills, grease, or soapy water can all leave lingering moisture in the burner assembly. This dampness can settle in the igniter and cause it to repeatedly click. So, how do I stop my Wolf stove from clicking when burner parts are damp? There are several possible methods to remove accumulated moisture.

How to fix it:

  • Remove the burner cap and allow the burner assembly to air dry for several hours.
  • Gently wipe the burner base and components with a paper towel.
  • Aim a fan or hairdryer at the burner for several minutes to evaporate moisture.
  • Set the oven to 350℉ for 30 minutes to dry out the burner from underneath. 

Stove Burner Needs Cleaning

Dirty burner components are often responsible for repeated clicking sounds or a range not igniting when it’s turned on. Why does your Wolf range burner keep clicking if it’s dirty? Food particles and grease can obstruct the burner ports and igniter, causing it to repeatedly click when off or not ignite on command. A thorough cleaning can stop clicking sounds and restore function.

How to fix it:

  1. Take off the grate to access the burner and remove the cap.
  2. Dampen a soft cloth with water and dish detergent or a mild degreaser.
  3. Gently wipe down the burner base and cap.
  4. Use a scouring pad to clean in between the burner and igniter.
  5. Rinse the cap with water and wipe down the base with a separate damp cloth.
  6. Dry the base and cap thoroughly.
  7. Clean the burner ports and igniter with a dry toothbrush. Use a straightened paper clip or pin to gently remove caked-on debris. 
  8. Replace the burner cap and grate.

Realign the Burner Cap

One of the most common reasons for a Wolf range burner clicking when off is a misaligned burner cap. When the cap is out of alignment, it interferes with the ignition process, causing repeated clicking even when the stove is off. If the burner cap is misaligned, you may also notice your Wolf range sparking when off. Repositioning the cap can stop repeated clicking or sparking.

How to fix it:

  • When the stove has cooled, remove the grates to access the cap.
  • Re-center the cap on it’s base, making sure it sits flat and centered on the burner head.
  • Replace the grate.

Defective Wolf Range Burner

Why does my Wolf stove keep clicking even after these interventions? It’s possible a burner component may be defective.

How to fix it:

A faulty igniter can click repeatedly when the burner is off or fail to ignite the burner when the stove is on. A bad spark module can also cause Wolf range burner clicking when it doesn’t supply the igniter with electricity to light the burner. We recommend that a professional service assess these issues and perform any needed repairs or replacements.

The technicians at Twin Appliances are experts in any Wolf range repair. Schedule your service with us today!

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