Gas stove oven ignitor comes on intermttently on it's own,without starting burner
I have worked on gas stoves for over 25 years and have never seen this occur. customer claimed oven would not ignite burner and would smell gas. normally replacing the ignitor does the trick. the ignitor is a direct replacement ordered from g.e. . can you suggest what the cause may be?
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The ignitor is probably weak. You have a good circuit because the oven control is trying to light burner. The gas valve is alo fine because it is allowing current to flow. The ignitor with age does not draw enough current to light off the stove.
First I want to commend you for your giving us good information to start with! So-- we know we have gas, and we know the Broiler Valve and ignitor works-- Good observation!
However-- we have no ignitor (No bright red/Yellow glow)-- like you go for the Broiler-- right?
Well, we can NOT get ignition on the main burner-- unless we have the ignitor for the main burner getting hot, and then the gas valve to that burner can light, and give you heat...
Soo-- Likely we have an ignitor failure for the Main burner---
Do you have a warranty on the stove? Do you have a service person qualified to tackle this job? There will be electrical work, and parts obtainment issues to deal with now--- I suggest you call the local service people for this stove, and tell that that you need to have the main gas burner ignotor replaced for this stove model number-- and see what they tell you.
Because the glowbar is glowing does not necessarily make it good. Turn off the gas to the stove. Remove the oven racks. Remove the bottom oven pan. Remove the flame spreader. This gives you access to the glow bar and gas valve. Put a clamp on amp meter around one wire of the glowbar. Turn the oven control on to BAKE. If the glowbar reads 3 amps or less,replace the glowbar ignitor. If the glowbar reads good,check the burner tube for a white ash buildup. It can be cleaned with a wire brush. Look closely near the glowbar section of the burner. Check all the wire connections for the gas valve. If the glowbar is good and the ash deposits are gone and the oven still will not ignite,the next step is to replace the gas safety valve.
Is your stove electronic ignition? Can you here the ignitor clicking as it trys to light? If so the gas valve on the back of the stove for the oven has failed and is not letting gas to the burner. If you smell
Hi, The ignitor in the oven does not spark. It glows and has to pull enough amps to open the safety gas valve. The most common issue with these ovens is the ignitor. It can glow red but not be strong enough to open the valve. Remove the bottom panel in the oven and you can see the ignitor.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
First check the book to see if you have a igniter on this stove if so it takes a moment or two to get started, if not you need to light pilot
make sure gas is getting to burner when called for by the thermostat or oven control..
Most likely a hot-surface ignitor has failed. If it doesn't consume enough current, the gas valve won't open. It's usually a fairly easy fix, once you gain access to the ignitor and have a new one to replace it with. Make sure you unplug the range...
Sounding like your hot surface ignitor is getting bad. What I would like for you to do is open the oven and take the bottom panel off. This is so you can see the hot surface ignitor. Turn the oven on and look at the hot surface ignitor it is down on the bottom right next to the burner assembly. Does it start to glow and turn cherry red? This ignitor isn't too hard to replace couple of small screws and two wires. Will have to cut the wires so disconnect the unit from the 120 volt plug. Now if it starts to glow and get cherry red hot then the gas valve is sticking and it is the one going bad. That is a little tougher to replace. Turn the gas off at the source and get your wrenches unscrew the gas valve small space so if you want remove the door by just pulling it off the hinges.
If unit is old and you don't like it anyway maybe santa would be good
to you and replace the stove oven. The gas valve is about 60 bucks or
so and hot surface is about 20 bucks. let me know how it turns out.. ken
The JGRP17 (not a full model number) does not have a pilot light. It uses glow bar ignitors. Watch the burner at the top of your oven when you turn on broil. After a short time the glow bar ignitor begins to glow, and a short time after that the broiler burner should ignite. The same thing should happen with the oven burner under the floor of the oven when you attempt to bake. If the igniter does not glow, or glows and burner does not light, replace ignitor. (looks like part #
you most likely have a bad oven ignitor...if you see an orange glow under the oven panel that is your ignitor trying to come on....but if it is weak it will not open the gas valve.....acess the ignitor and replace it