On Dec 2, 6:03 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (Denise in NH) wrote:
as per the other posts......its most likely the glowbar
I had a GE oven fail to work ON Thanksgiving a couple years ago. It
was the "glowbar" / ignitor...both the oven one & the broiler one!
I was in a jam & just called my local repair guy since I priced them
online & his price installed wasnt all that much more than the parts.
Prices have come down (it appears) since then, the part I needed was
online at $125 but now (same website is only $70). If you can stand
the wait and you can find the one you need on ebay you can get them
for even less.
here;s a link to a site that I use quite frequently for parts
this link shows all the Amana glowbars pick the one that matches OR
get your stove model number and redo the selection
Depending on access to the glowbar wiring, your husband may have to
slide the stove out and remove an access panel to replace the unit.
Just to be one the safe side, unplug the stove or throw the breaker.
Most likely the gas igniter for the oven. That's a separate device
from the one for the cooktop. The igniter heats up and ignites the gas
flowing into the oven burner. As a safety feature, the gas valve
closes/won't open when the igniter fails. It can go out quite
suddenly. Mine died a few weeks ago while the oven was operating. The
gas valve then shut off and that was the end of the cake in the oven.
I had Sears replace it. They charged $100 for the part and $130 for
the service call. You can probably get it done cheaper than that,
Sears tends to be spendier than most local service techs.
Another possibility is that the gas valve switch may have been bumped
into the off position. If you have a drawer underneath your oven, the
switch may be located at the back end of the oven, and the drawer
might have bumped it off. If you still have your range's owners
manual, check it to see where the switch is located. Try flipping it
in the other direction and see if that fixes things. If it doesn't,
it's probably the igniter.
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