I have a Tappan gas range (propane) and today the oven wouldn't light.
The glow plug comes on, but there is no "whoomph" and no gas flame.
The top burners work.
What is the likely things to check, and how to do so?
On Feb 2, 6:45 pm, email@example.com (Charles Bishop) wrote:
could be the glow plug on its way out. A good telltale sign is if it
takes a long time for the glowplug to come on.
If your oven has a broiler, most likely it has the same type of
glowplug. You could try swapping them out.
I just checked and the glowplug took about 5-7 seconds to come on. If this
is too long, this looks to be the problem.
The stove only has one burner, for both the broiler and oven.
I'll see if I can track down a replacement glowplug.
I just went through this crap.
The glow plug glows like hell but the resistance of it is not correct to
tell the sensing circuit to let the gas loose. It doesn't turn on.
A new glow plug improves the resistance back to normal and the sensing
circuit safeties like it again.
Since the stove is gas, why would amps matter? If the HSI is the glowplug
(glowblock?) it looks bright (hot) enough to ignite gas.
Also, since I posted the first enquiry (and haven't replaced the glow
plug, the two right hand burners don't work. There is the click of the
igniter (no pilot light) but nothing lights. The two left burners work
Connected to the oven malfunction or separate?
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