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Just installed a Cannon Chesterfield 60 gas cooker

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Hello,
Just installed a Cannon Chesterfield 60 gas cooker to our house in France, bought it new over a year ago but only just had the jets changed for bottled gas. All works OK except when you light the main oven the igniter still clicks. Any help would be appreciated
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.
Make sure the flame is good and envelopes the spark electrode, it uses the flame to 'earth' the electrode so it knows it is lit
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hello Andrew,
Thank-you for your reply; we have tried that and still the same however this time when the oven was turned off the igniter still clicked so my husband wonders if it could be a faulty 'main oven thermostat ignition switch'. Any thoughts?
Regards
Jane
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.
It could be stuck internally if it is not an automatic one
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
We think it is an automatic one, the ignition switch is a square approximately 1" square and 1/4" deep which has a hole in the centre and fits over the main oven knob spindle, when the spindle is turned it seems to engage the spark but once the oven is alight the sparking doesn't stop.
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.
ok, i understand.There may be a problem with the ignition lead, as the spark will jump across the gap but not pass the voltage back.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure what you mean, how would you rectify it?
Expert:  Andrew Smith replied 1 year ago.
Start by replacing the lead or if it is a lead/electrode then replace that.
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