Igniter is on, gas is released, a small explosion occurs in oven
I'm afraid to turn on the oven & leave it on until the gas ignites because when it does go on, a small explosion occurs. I've replaced the burner. I think it's the igniter but I'm not sure. I put a replacement igniter but I am scared to leave it on until it lites up the oven in case an explosion occurs. How long should I leave on the oven before the explosion is too severe. Is the explosion bad enough to cause damage to the house. Maybe the new igniter works but I'm not giving it a chance to light. Please reasure me that all will be ok if I leave the oven on until it lites up. I know that the igniter is hot enough to open the gas valve because I can hear the gas being released. If it doesn't ignite immediately, I shut off the oven. Is there any other causes of this explosion besides the igniter. Does the igniter need to be extremely close to the burner. If so, how close. Mine looks like it might be too far away.
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If this is a new installation make sure the gas valve has been properly
adjusted for the type of gas. Lp and natural gas use different orfices
and pressures. A conversion kit is available.
The burners may need to be cleaned.
There are small holes that allow gas through holes that are ignited by
the igniter. These holes can become clogged up. You can usually clean
these with a toothpick or small wire, watch the video. If it is the oven
burner and you have a small flame or it does not stay lit check the
video on troubleshooting a gas range.
The gas valve rarely fails but this can. If the gas burners are clean
and the gas valve is properly adjusted replace the gas valve. This
should be done by a professional. Leaks can be very dangerous and also
the gas pressure needs to be adjusted for the type of fuel you are
Where is the problem -- in the oven burner or a stovetop burner? If something got spilled on a burner ring and clogged the small holes, especially near the igniter, the burner will be slow to light. A stiff wire (small enough to fit) can be used to clean out the holes.
Hello, What is causing that is a weak oven igniter that is not strong enough to fully open the gas valve yet just open it a little,letting gas accumalate in the oven then finally the igniter gets to full strenght and all the gas explodes. By replacing the igniter with a new strong one it will stop that. The igniter is pretty easy to replace. Just remove the floor of the oven and the wing looking flame spreader, the screws that hold igniter to bake burner can be removed, and disconnect wiring.Then attach new igniter to burner reconnect wires and reinstall spreader and floor . The part number for igniter is WB13K21 it could be purchased at your local appliance parts store or online at; repairclinic.com searspartsdirect.com apwagner.com appliancepartspros.com apdepot.com
I hope i have been able to help you fix your oven, Gene
If the gas valve is opening in a reasonable amount of time then the problem isn't with the igniter and you don't need to bother testing amp draw... Could be a number of things, clogged burner ports near the igniter, incorrect air/ gas ratio, incorrect igniter position (too far away from the burner), incorrect gas pressure. If you can, watch the burner when it lights from a safe distance and see if both sides are igniting at the same time or if it just builds up gas until BOOM! Ha ha, hope you figure it out, be careful.
If there is a smell of gas PLEASE STOP USING IT you risk fire or explosion or both. Please get a registered Gas-fitter to look at this. If you can Turn OFF the Gas at the Wall/Outlet. Until it can be looked at. If you smell gas it is very dangerous.
The spark ignition coil is failing. As this is an oven, it can be dangerous not to have a strong ignition spark. A gas buildup in the oven could cause an explosion.
You should replace the spark generator coil which is located at the back of the oven and is usually orange/black or blue in color. Ariston usually use ITW Ispracontrols ignition coils.