- Spill over, burner placement or assembly, pot or pan size
- Spark module, switch, electrode or igniter, gas supply insufficient or poor quality
- Improper wiring or reversed polarity of outlet if constant sparking (Link may take a moment to load)
- Constant or intermittent sparking or clicking on gas surface burner
- Gas burner does not click
- Surface burner clicking when charbroiler is in use
- Surface burner continues to click after ignition
- Surface burner continues to click after the burner has been turned off
- Burner clicks when not in use
- Gas burner will not shut off
Steps to Verify Issue:
If a Wolf gas burner has clicking issues:
- Ensure burners are clean and dry using the Wolf Cleaning Reference Guide and How to Clean Surface Burner Caps and Rings.
- Igniter can be gently cleaned with a soft, dry toothbrush if needed.
- Clean food particles out of holes in the burner ring using a toothpick.
- Ensure burner ring(s) / cap(s) are positioned properly. If burner cap screws into burner head, ensure it is tightly fastened; burners will not light without these in place.
- If the unit was recently cleaned or a spill over occurred and the igniter is wet, let the unit dry and use a hairdryer as needed to speed up the process.
- Verify power is supplied to the product.
- If the burner or unit was not used in a while, more clicking may occur. Turn the burner off after 30 seconds if not lit, wait a minute and try again.
- It may take time to clear the lines of air and deliver gas to the burner for ignition.
- Verify the pan is not too large, starving burner for air. Large pots/pans can starve the burner for oxygen, causing the flame to lift, searching for oxygen
- Try turning burner to a lower setting and if sparking stops then pot/pan may be too large.
- If the burner clicks when the charbroiler is in use, turn on the ventilation hood. Wolf suggests to turn the hood on before the charbroiler.
- Ensure burner control knob is not stuck; push in or down on the knob and then release, the knob should spring back into place.
- Turn the home circuit breaker to the unit off for 10 seconds then back on again. Retest operation.
- Check for proper wiring and polarity of outlet if constant sparking.
- If sparking when the unit is not in use, an electrician may be needed.
- Same troubleshooting steps apply if some burners work while others do not.
- See also:
- Gas Surface Burner Not Igniting
- Wolf Gas Product with the Wrong Gas Type
- Gas Burner Operation
- How to Remove Burner Rings and Caps
- Wolf Gas Surface Burner Will Not Shut Off
- Gas Surface Burner Flame Quality Issues
- Gas Surface Burner Does Not Light
- Charbroiler Troubleshooting
Refer to the product installation guide for further information.
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