My son recently bought a house which included appliances. First the gas
dryer stopped working. Got that fixed by telling him how to check various
components for continuity (it was the glow ignitor).
Now the gas oven on Sears Hotpoint - Model RGB744GEN2WH will not shut off.
(He has turned off the gas and electricity to the unit). I checked the
various repair web sites but couldn't find any info on this problem.
Does this sound like a bad gas valve or could some other component cause
Thanks for any help, Larry
How will it not shut off....turn the oven off and it keeps going, temp
keeps going up and up and not shutting off at the desired temp, gas
still flows when the control is shut off??
If the bourdon tube that runs from the oven control into the oven ( to
sense the oven temp ) is broken or damaged, the control may allow the
temp to keep going up and up in the oven. Welded closed contact in the
oven control could give a similier problem as well.
Appliance Repair Aid
Sorry it took so long but I got busy on other things and couldn't get back
Thanks for your reply. Oven control valve (what I referred to as the gas
valve) was what I told my son to check out. Just didn't know if anything
else might cause or contribute to the problem. He's taking care of it now.
My (electric) oven had a similar problem, I was surprised that the hob felt
warm when the oven hadn't been used for a day or two, and worked out that
the oven was on even though the knob was turned to "off". Opened the cooker
up (hob section lifts up), the control had come off its mounting so the
whole thing turned when the knob was turned! Simple job to screw it back in
YMMV but thought I'd share in case it helps at all...
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