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Ignition light on hob firing non-stop

(10 Posts)
Alchemist Tue 29-Apr-14 12:20:26

Does anyone have any ideas on how to stop it please?!

I have turned it off but would like to resolve it.

Thanks thanks

PigletJohn Tue 29-Apr-14 12:49:51

if you have a press-button to make it spark, there is a chance it has got sticky or jammed in with food spillage, otherwise, you need a mender.

Catsmamma Tue 29-Apr-14 12:51:22

has the sparky pokey bit got bent so it is touching something?

very technical terms there....sorry

ToFollowJulie Tue 29-Apr-14 12:53:32

That happened to me once when I got too much water under the button when I was cleaning. You could try lifting the button off and wiping underneath.

Germgirl Tue 29-Apr-14 13:15:06

Ours did this when I got it too wet. Take the button off & waft a hair dryer in the general direction. Don't get it too hot though.
It will dry out & stop in a few hours hopefully.

MN216 Tue 29-Apr-14 14:56:03

I have the opposite (sort of) problem - cooked Nigella's ham in coke at the weekend and it boiled over and now my wok burner ring won't light. Gas is flowing and ignition is working - I know this because if I press for long enough I do sort of set fire to something (may be gas, may be coke, may be mix of both....) on one side of the ring but only for as long as I keep pressing the ignition. Do I need a professional hob clean or a Neff engineer visit? At least the ham was good.....

PigletJohn Tue 29-Apr-14 15:53:03


have you tried lifting off the burner and washing it? Sounds to me like the holes are clogged.

MN216 Tue 29-Apr-14 17:51:13

Have dishwashed it, soaked it and scrubbed it... oh dear. Am wondering if I keep pressing the ignition for long enough, whether the fire that does start (see my post above) will burn off the obstruction....

PigletJohn Tue 29-Apr-14 18:42:14

maybe the boiled-over actually got into the jet which is underneath the removable burner? It is possible to unscrew and clean them, but it is a gas part so would need a qualified gas fitter

(unless the instruction book tells the householder how to clean them)

MN216 Tue 29-Apr-14 19:14:00

Thanks, think I am going to have to get an engineer round....

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