The current question about the GE gasoven JGRP17WEW4WW, which mounts
in the cabinet is about the smell of gas.
We tested it numerous times yesterday,and after we saw that it lit ok,
I put my nose up to the vent above the door, and 40 seconds after we
turned it on, I would smell gas. The burner didn't light until 10
seconds later each of several trimes, or in one try 6 seconds later.
Should it take that long to light after the gas valve opens?
But when it lit, it always lit nicely. No bang.
OTOH, Another maybe related thing is that when his wife used the oven
the last time, about a week ago, when it lit, there was a big bang,
very big to hear her tell it, followed by another bang elsewhere in
the house, and then by whooshing or swishing sounds several times,
until I guess she turned off the stove.
She thinks the valve was leaking a little for two days, and when it
ignited it had a lot of gas there already. In our test, we had opened
the door and removed the bottom baffle before we did any test, so if
she were right, the gas would have dispersed in our tests. My friend
is supposed to replicate her expericnec, but she gets home before he
does, and he doesn't want to do it when she's home. :)
The last time I asked about this, it pointed to the ignitor. The
ignitor when cold had a resistance of 91 ohms, but wasn't connected
any longer to the ciruit. We reconnected it and the oven was fine for
about 3 weeks. Not sure how many times she used it in that period,
but probably more than 2 (or 5 or 10).
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