I'm ready to trash this 14-year old Whirlpool gas oven/range if I
can't fix the oven. Turning on the oven (or when the set temperature
drops) the glow plug shines brightly (and for more than 10 minutes)
without the jets igniting nor any gas smell. Tapping the valve or
jets will often cause the oven to light properly. The oven heats to
the proper temperature set on the dial then the jets automatically
turn off as they should. I changed out the valve but the behavior is
the same. So, to roast a chicken, I need to tap the valve every 8-10
minutes to cause the jets to re-ignite until the roasting completes.
Any troubleshooting ideas? I have a volt sensor and VOM (if that
Kinda -sounds- like a weak oven ignitor. Usuing an amp meter is usually
the best way to check it.
Yes, your glow bar igniter can glow red and still be bad!
Appliance Repair Aid
On 18 Jan 2005 20:26:19 -0800, "Appliance Repair Aid"
The http://www.applianceaid.com/gas.html#glow explains it well. I
hooked up an ammeter to one of the wires going to the gas valve and it
indicated a very low amperage. After replacing the Norton igniter
(glow plug), my oven works as it should. For sure, an igniter can
glow red and still be bad. You've saved me the cost of a new oven and
you are invited over for a feast. Many Thanks!!!
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