Hotpoint gas oven. New in 2002. Problem started with oven lighting, coming up to heat, cycling off then not re-lighting. Ignitor was lit but did not light. I changed BOTH ignitors and it initially lit but not since. Is next step the gas valve?
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you have 2 posibilities the first one is very unprobable and the second will fix the oven
1) the new gas valve is defective and while the proper amprage is being supplied to it,it simply wont open
2) even though the bake ignitor is indeed coming on it isn't drawing the proper amp draw (3.2-3.6 amps) to open the gas valve ,the very fact the ignitor comes on totally eminates that the control isn't providing power to it for the bake ignitor to heat
i have been a appliance repair technician for over 30 years and am 100% confident that by replacing the bake ignitor the oven will work fine
Most modern gas ovens have a device called a Glow Ignitor to light the burner. If this ignitor has filed, it will NOT left the gas valve open-- (Good thing, right? :-) )
You say the broiler lights fine-- so let's observe something when the Broiler lights: Do you see a bright glow near the Broiler burner? (Usually toward the top rear of the oven--)
Well, you should see a similar bright glowing near the BOTTOM rear of your oven, for the main burner to light off-- If you do NOT see this glowing-- then you need a new ignitor-
You can remove the bottom burner cover, and dig deeper into the repair if you like- But a new ignitor needs to be exactly like the failed one-- the safety circuit is very fussy about the exact same ignitor-- or it will not allow lighting-- even with a new 'generic' installed.
How deep do you want to go into this repair?-- Maybe it is time to call the service people into do the job?-- You can tell them that you think the ignitor needs replacing-- and approx. what will they charge you for the service call and the ignitor?
It should glow almost a bright white. If its just an orange glow then replace the ignitor. Its probably just weak. If its weak it will not allow enough current to flow through it to open the gas valve. Good luck _MJ_
Hi. this is a failing oven temp sensor. the sensor probe is not responding to the oven control. this will cause erratic temps in this oven. it will also damage the control board if the sensor isn't replaced soon.
If your ignitor is coming on that means the oven control is supplying the power to the ignitor and gas valve. So the gas valve is ok because it is allowing for a complete circuit so what the heck is wrong? The ignitor MUST draw 3.5 amps in order to open the gas safety and allow the gas to come out. The ignitor must be very bright, if it is dim then it is bad. (MORE)
Sounds as though the pilot light in your oven went out. On the inside of the oven there should be a small hole about the size of a 50cent piece on the floor of the oven. Turn on the gas for the oven, light a matchstick or rolled up piece of paper, stick it into that hole and it should light, monitor the oven for 30 seconds to see if it starts to heat. SAFETY 1st!