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Ignitors keep clicking

What could cause the ignitors to keep clicking? How would I fix it?

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Oven will not come on, where's electric ignitor.

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Electrode stuck


Faulty switch you will need to replace it.
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There is a flame sensor at the ignitor, you may want to clean it first and re-try see it help...good luck

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Replacing igniter on wallmount gas oven


If your gas oven isn't firing up, start your diagnosis by checking the ignitor for the proper current draw. "Uh, do what?" you ax, with glazed eyes. Don't be intimidated by techie-sounding procedures. This is simple stuff- if you can fog a mirror, you can measure current draw. This article explains how to make simple electrical measurements and this one explains what you're looking for in the gas oven ignitor.

Once you've proven that the ignitor is drawing insufficient current (and, therefore, is the correct part to replace to fix the problem), use this handy pictorial guide to hepya change it out. The wiring for most range ignitors is accessed underneath the oven by removing the pots drawer, as shown here. Why do you need to access the wiring? Two reasons: 1) so you can measure the current draw and 2) it's part of replacing the ignitor since the new one has to be wired in the same way as the existing one. Take note of where the wires go. The ignitor wires are not polarity-sensitive so don't worry about "reversing" them.


In this particular range (a Maytag), I had to remove a covering panel to expose all the wires.


Here, I have my clamp-on ammeter on one of the ignitor wires to make a current draw measurement. You can see the closeup of the meter in the next pic. You can see the current draw reading is 2.4 amps. For a square ignitor, such as this one (you'll see it in a subsequent picture), the minimum acceptable current draw is 3.4 amps, well above what I'm measuring here. Obviously, in order to make this measurement, the oven has to be turned on and the ignitor getting voltage. This is a LIVE test, meaning there's live voltage on the circuit. Fire in the hole! Fry yo ace if'n you ain't careful, Hoss, so... BE CAREFUL!On some ranges, you'll need to remove the back panel to get to wiring for one or both ignitors (there's one each for bake and broil). Yes, this means the range needs to be pulled out from the wall. In the case of a wall oven where the freakin' engineers didn't bother to make it service-friendly, you'll need to remove the entire wall oven from the cavity. If this is the case with yours, you'll quickly understand why I abhor wall ovens. Here's a typical bake ignitor. Note that this one is square. Some ranges, such as older Whirlpools and GEs, use a round ignitor. These two types of ignitors have different current draw specs and are made to be used with different types of valves. This means they are not interchangeable. So, if your range uses the square ignitors, you can only replace it with another square ignitor. The brand doesn't matter since, by convention, all square ignitors have the same current draw and all round ignitors have the same current draw. For replacement square ignitors, I find that the Maytag universal square ignitor kit is the most cost-effective and reliable. I use this kit in all brands that require a square ignitor.

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Kenmore gas oven 790.7862 will not light but broiler does, igniter works does not seem to get any gas


HI,
Just because the ignitors glow doesn't mean the work. With that being said, the ignitors sold job is to ignite the gas and open the safety valve to release gas. I the ignitors are weak (common) they will not allow the gas to be released. So without a amperage meter, you will be unable to see this. With one you can detect a weak ignitor with reading of (2.8 or lower), to function properly you need readings of (3.2 - 3.6).
When the ignitor is questionable, replace them, most units have two.
Good Luck

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Oven burner will not light, the ignitor glows though and the broiler does work


There are 2 seperate ignitors on stoves. One for the broiler and one for the oven. Ignitors can be bad even though they glow!

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My gas oven quit working. I hear it click and I smell gas but it never ignites. I hope it is something simple like a thermal couple. Does it have a thermal couple?


if it clicks,AND u smell gas...you may have a faulty burner.the ignitor IS what opens the gas valve...determined by the amount of wattage the ignitor/thermocouple is pulling...some ignitors get weak and need replaced anyway after 6 or 7 years.

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Broiler and oven ignitors same part number?


Yes you can and yes they are. Excellent thinking. Not many people would have thought of this. Good job.

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Hi, I replaced the right side ignitor module and now the ignitors spark vigorously and the burners light but the ignitors won't spot sparking and sometimes keep sparking several seconds after I turn off...


There are a few things to check for. Make sure the electrode ( the small metal piece that the spark comes off from ) is clean and the holes in the burner are clean, use a pin or paper clip to clean out the burner holes and NOT a tooth pick as these can break off and make things worse. The next thing to check for are theignition switches under the surface control knobs, the switches can twist and break and keep the spark module on and the spark keeps "clicking" even when the burner is light. If every thing looks good, you may have a bad spark module, replace it. Sometimes cleaning can get moisture into the surface switches, try drying them with an hair dryer to see of this will help.

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My kenmore oven igniter doesnt click and there is no gas getting to the oven


Oven ignitors are not the "clicking" variety - they use a hot surface ignitor and "feed through" to a current sensing gas valve - in short, if the ignitor is going bad, then the gas valve won't open (safety). Try replacing the HSI in the bottom of your oven - do an online search and match up model and serial of your unit to the part. Be careful no to touch or break the new ignitor - VERY FRAGILE!!!

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Gas oven not keeping temp consistant


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.

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