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Oven will not ignite while glow ignitor is on...

Glow ignitor working, but the oven won't ignite... I hae only 2.3 volts to the safety gas valve... So does this mean that I have a bad valve, or not enough voltage present to allow gas flow? Should it 3 volts or 3.5 volts at the vlv? I am working on a Frigidare Gas Oven model# FGF316BSB Ser# VF35124945 Thank you kindly in advance

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The ignitor has to draw enough current to open the gas valve. The cheapest way is to just replace the ignitor and that will fix it 9 out of 10 times.

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if your old valve did not leak and has continuity between the terminals it is fine. The ignitor/glowbar is weak. If it is dim orange that is usually a way to tell. Bumping the stove makes the bi-metal come on also is a sign of a weak glowbar
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You have 4 components in the oven heating circuit. The control, the ignitor, the safety valve, and the sensor.
Ignitor has been replaced with no help right? Did you check for continuity of the gas safety valve?
themobilian_1659.jpgIf yall have nothing (open circuit) between the two terminals then the valve is bad. Won't no ignitor glow with an open safety valve. Next thing:
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