You turn off the stove and hear that familiar click, click, click. It’s normal to hear this sound when turning on a burner, but why is your Viking Range clicking when turned off?

Don’t worry. A clicking range isn’t always dangerous. There are some simple reasons your range does not stop sparking. Excess moisture, food debris, misaligned burner caps, or defective parts are some common causes.

Viking Range Clicking When Turned Off: Top 4 Reasons

If you need answers, we’ve put together this Viking stove ignitor troubleshooting guide to help you find the problem:

Food Debris Clogging Range Ignition System

A range that clicks constantly doesn’t necessarily mean it’s broken. The solution may be as simple as cleaning your stove. Cooking is messy sometimes. It’s inevitable that food spillage will build up in the small nooks and crannies of your Viking range.

Usually, food debris won’t interfere with the functionality of your stove. However, when it does, it’s an easy fix.

How to Fix It:

  • Unplug the unit
  • Remove the burner cap
  • Clean around the igniter, burner, and under the knobs with a small brush
  • Remove any remaining debris with a Q-tip and alcohol
  • Replace the burner cap, and you’re good to go!

range clicks constantly

Moisture Around Range Igniters

Another reason your stove keeps clicking after burner is turned off is due to moisture. You forget about the water boiling, and the pot boils over. You had a clumsy moment and spilled the sauce. It’s happened to all of us. The excess moisture from such a spill can affect the area where the igniter is and cause it to click.

In addition, moisture can make its way to the igniter if you’ve recently cleaned your cooktop. If you notice your Viking range clicking when turned off, you may have used too much cleaner or water.

How to Fix It:

  • Unplug the unit
  • Remove the burner caps and knobs
  • Lift the stove top and mop up any moisture using a rag or paper towel
  • Allow the stove to air out or use a fan to speed up the process
  • Replace everything and test to see if the clicking stopped

Range Burner Cap Misaligned

A Viking Range clicking when turned off could be due to a misaligned burner cap. For instance, if you clean your range often, it’s possible you replaced one of the burner caps incorrectly. Luckily, this is an easy fix.

How to Fix It:

  • Wait for the range to cool if used recently
  • Remove the burner grate
  • Remove the burner cap
  • Replace it in the correct position and replace the burner grate

stove keeps clicking after burner is turned off

Faulty Parts

If you’ve tried all the above Viking stove ignitor troubleshooting tips, a defective part may be the culprit. The ignitor, spark module, or the spark ignition switch could be defective.

How to Fix It: 

Unless you’re handy, a faulty part needs to be replaced by a professional. If your range does not stop sparking, call Sloan for Viking range repair.