I replaced the glow ignition in my Kenmore oven because the old one
was not glowing. The new one glows and allows gas to flow, however,
it is not igniting the gas in the oven. THe ignition glow piece was
remounted in the same spot as the old one,. Could it be that the glow
ignition is not close enough to the burner to ignite? I will examine
the gas burner for any "blowouts: as reported in the posts as well.
Any advise would help.
email@example.com (Michael) wrote in message
Model#? Kenmore is made by several different companies.
Some model# helps.
With the same style as the original?
Too far away ( bent bracket maybe ), some of the burner holes are
clogged, wrong ignitor, burner has spider web or such inside hampering
gas flow, gemlins.
Appliance Repair Aid
That's good information from Jeff. Assuming that
you replaced with the same style igniter, I'd only
add the possibility that the oven valve is also bad.
It's not common, but I've seen them fail this way.
They can open, but not far enough to allow full gas
flow and ignition. Seems to happen most often with
the GE built KM ovens (mod numbers starting with
362.), and after the igniter has failed completely.
Hope that's of some help...
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Does anybody know how those late 1940/1950 hand held gas igniters worked.
Today igniters seem to use a pilot light (with protective thermocouple shut
off etc.) or a piezo electric generated spark to ignite the gas.
The ones I recall were a small wire handle with a small piece of some kind
of chemical material mounted in a coil at one end.
You held that end in the stream of gas and the little lump of material got
hot and ignited the gas.
IIRC they didn't last that long; maybe a couple of weeks. Was some kind of
chemical reaction I guess?
We bought them at the hardware store; for a few pennies each, back then.
Comment welcome. Terry
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