Question about Maytag PGR5710 Performa Gas Kitchen Range
Model CHG9830BAE oven is slow or will not come up to temperature. there is at times the smell of gas when the oven is started. the broiler seems to work ok. the ignition element for the oven glows when turned on but the gas volume to burner seems very low.
is it possible the igniter is not producing enough current to fully open the gas safety valve and therefore producing the problems mentioned?
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You are 100% correct in your suspicion that the oven ignitor is at fault. If you want to know "for certain" you can check that ignitor in circuit using an amprobe and looking for at least 2.9 amps, however I would say all you need do is replace that ignitor and your oven should return to proper operation. The gas smell is a result of an ignitor being on the "ragged edge" of being able to open the warp switch in the gas valve. Instead of opening up, it is "burping" the valve enough for you to smell gas. Your part number is a
12400035 and sells for around $50 or so, depending where you buy it.
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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