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Oven will not stay on

When turning on the gas oven it immediately lights but the spark continues for three more trys and then the flame goes out. It will repeat this cycle every few minutes and refuses to stay lite. Broiler and stove work fine.

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  • mvillejay Sep 13, 2008

    What is a spark switch? Are you refering to the Direct Spark Ignition system used on my Whirlpool? If so, which compoent would need replacing the igniter itself or the control module? Do you happen to know is the control module made by Honeywell or Johnson Controls? Finally, do I need to become a Premium Assistance plan member to get real advice? If so that is fine just let me know the rules going in.

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Sounds like the spark switch is gone out. have a technician replace it.

Posted on Sep 13, 2008

  • Carmen Mikulic Sep 13, 2008

    it's the control module itself. i would check the ignition electrode as well before replacing the spark module though. i am not sure who makes them but they can purchased at any appliance parts supplier.



    as far being a premium member, i would ask to folks at fixya themselves. i don't work for them, im an independent.



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