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Wolf Gas Surface Burner Clicking


  • Constant or intermittent sparking or clicking gas surface burner
  • Gas burner does not click
  • Surface burner clicking when charbroiler is in use
  • Surface burner clicks after ignition or after burner turned off
  • Burner clicks when not in use
  • Gas burner will not shut off


  • Spillover
  • Burner placement or assembly
  • Pot or pan size
  • Spark module, switch, electrode, or ignitor
  • Gas supply insufficient or poor quality
  • Improper wiring or reversed Polarity of outlet if constant sparking (link may take a moment to load)
  • Oven usage


The below troubleshooting steps apply in any of the following situations:

  • The gas burner continues to click after lighting it.
  • The burner clicks or sparks when not in use.
  • Some burners work while others do not on any setting.

If a Wolf gas burner is clicking or sparking when it should not, try the following:

  1. If the burner is wet due to cleaning or a spillover, let it dry. Use a hairdryer on a low setting to speed the process.
  2. Clean Surface Burner Caps and Rings.
  3. Verify power is supplied to the product.
  4. Turn the burner on and then off if not lit after 10 seconds. Wait one minute and try to turn it on again.
    • If the burner was not used for a while, increased clicking can occur.
    • It can take time to clear the lines of air and deliver gas to the burner for ignition.
  5. If using a large pot or pan, turn the burner to a low setting. If sparking stops, the pot or pan may be too large for the burner to operate efficiently. Large pans can starve the burner of oxygen, causing the flame to lift and the ignitor to click.
  6. Make sure ventilation hood is on to increase airflow. If using a charbroiler, Wolf suggests turning on the hood 5 minutes before the charbroiler.
  7. Make sure the burner control knob is not stuck in. Push in or down on the knob and then release. The knob should spring back into place and stop clicking.
  8. Verify the burner rings or caps are centered over the burner head and sit flat.
  9. If the burner cap screws into burner head, make sure it is tightly fastened. This is on older Wolf products only, since 2013 most products do not have this.
  10. Turn the home circuit breaker to the unit off for 30 seconds then back on again. Return to the product and see if sparking continues.
  11. Check for proper wiring and Polarity of the outlet if the product is constantly sparking. Test polarity using a multimeter or polarity meter, which are available at home improvement stores, Amazon, etc.
  12. If the product sparks when not in use, consult an electrician.
  13. If these troubleshooting steps do not resolve the issue, service is necessary to expertly diagnose and repair the product. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

If you know your model, specific product tips are available for:

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