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Replaced Glow Bar still no glow over will not work

I replaced the Glow Bar in my gas frigidaire oven because the oven would not start. The digital display would indicate the oven was on and we sat the temp to 350 then it drops to 100 the oven does not start and then the display goes blank. I replaced the glow bar as I was told that was the likely issue. I put the new one in then tested the oven and got the same result as I was getting with the old glow bar. I took the bottom cover off to see if the bar would even glow but there is nothing the glow bar does not heat up. I then checked to see if my wire connections were good and they appear to be fine. What could the issue be if the glow bar does not heat up and the oven does not start?

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  • d_niesen Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks for the help you confirmed what the repair man told me today. I decided to let a pro do the repair after I replaced the glow bar for no reason.

  • d_niesen Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks for the help you confirmed what the repair man told me today. I decided to let a pro do the repair after I replaced the glow bar for no reason.

  • d_niesen Dec 05, 2008

    Thanks for the reply it confirms what the repair man told me today. I decided to let a pro do the repair after spending $80.00 for a new glow bar for no reason.

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Partial clarification: Is this your oven?

If so, just let the other experts know its model number is FEF326FS which could help in finding more solutions.

Try this:

  1. Power down the range and pull the bake element partway out of the oven cavity, usually by removing 2 screws.
  2. Connect your 240V bulb (more directions about the 240v bulb, where to buy and how to use it in testing. If you’re not comfortable dealing with 240V, though, all the usual disclaimers apply - call a technician!) to the element terminals, being sure they aren’t touching the cabinet, and power back up.
  3. Turn the oven to ‘bake’ and watch that bulb. Light: open bake element. No light: control or wiring problems.
If there’s no voltage to the bake element, you might want to power down and remove the range back panel, looking for burnt wires. If there doesn’t seem to be any wiring damage, I'd probably recommend you call a pro.
In most cases, you’ll find either a burnt terminal (replace only with high temp nickel plated ones) or an open element, and either of these are well within the capabilities of a handy homeowner.

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Welcome to Fixya.

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what i think in your problem is the heating contact, i will base on old model oven. the heating contact will release if the oven will come up higher to it setting momentally shut the heater. what new in modern oven, it is digitally operated and not in manual operation. that in the same operation. your heating premature release when it come to higher temp. it is defective already.

and also your power would also matter. try to check if the power system of the oven is direct line to the circuit breaker and no additional load in that circuit breaker.

and post additional comment for additional findings. regarding what i mention above.

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I don't think the glow bar is the issue by the way the temperature drops then display goes blank etc. the gas ignitor switch in combination with the thermostat are probably the issue. I suggest you have thw whole ignition assy tested and replaced along with the thermostat. Remember electric ovens have some room for error - gas ovens have absolutely no room for error. A slight mistake could be disaster. Good Luck

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It an electronic problem with the chip/circuit board that controls the temperature and settings.

How old is it? It may be covered under warranty, call and find out, If you didnt get an extended warranty then its probably only got the Manufacturers warranty which is typically 1 year from date of purchase but may be as many as 3, just depends on manufacturer.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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