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Old 04-09-2007, 09:48 AM   #1
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Gas cooker "ticking?"

The ancient gas cooker in the new rental is making a sort of ticking noise when the oven is lit...it lights fine and I can't smell gas.....should I be worried?

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Old 04-09-2007, 09:58 AM   #2
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Is this a new noise or has it been there everytime?
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #3
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sometimes that's just the metal expanding, but if you are concerned ask the landlord or call the gas co. to check it out.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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Andy: only used the oven once before, amid a lot of noise, so not sure.....

Thanks Robo, could well be that...should it stop as the oven reaches temperature if its the metal expanding?
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I would think so.
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Old 04-09-2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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I agree. Probably metal expansion which should stop shortly after it reaches temp.
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Thank you!
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Ours sometimes does that too, usually it happens when the metal round cap in the centre of where the flame is coming up (sorry my inane description and the lack of knowledge for the proper name for this part... ) is somewhat misplaced. When I jiggle it and put it back in the right position, it stops making that noise.
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Or is the ticking noice the electric starter? My gas stovetop clicks until lit. It's what causes the spark so it will light. Does it go off right after you turn it on? If so, it may very well be the electric starter.
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Electric starter? that's a bit too fancy for any stove in an old rental in Southern Europe, ROFL.....landlord did leave a little basket filled with cigarette lighter with dubious pictures on them though, lol.

as it happpened, I decided I'll experiment tomorrow...thanks for prompt info folks!
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