Question about Kitchen Ranges
I'm trying to trouble shoot why my oven won't light. Based on other examples, I thought that it was related to the ceramic igniter. I hooked up an ammeter and was not able to detect any current when I turned the oven on. Then I disconnected the igniter, and measured resistance across the 2 leads, i.e., there was not the open circuit I was expecting.
I also tried to measure the voltage on the oven side, with the oven turned on, but didn't detect any. Perhaps there is a problem with the control panel??
Is there a way to test the igniter coil? Thanks for any help
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Check the resistance of the oven valve coil. This model should have a dual valve that has a broil coil and a bake coil. They should be reading identical resistance. Same with the ignitors, they are the same part #. If you have a continuous "loop" from the neutral of the line cord to the ignitor thru the valve coil and back to the control you have an issue with the oven control. If you are careful and competent, you should be able to fire the oven valve/ignitor using the feed from the control for the broiler if it is functional. There should be a BR (broil) and BK (bake) output on the control. Check for voltage coming out of the BK terminal to neutral with your volt meter when BAKE is activated. Also check the wiring diagram and make sure there is not a thermal overload in circuit that has perhaps opened up.
Good luck and I hope this helps. Be very careful working on a gas appliance!
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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