Question about Kitchen Ranges
The major problem with our Kenmore Gas Range (73999) is that it suddenly stopped heating in the bake position. The broiler works fine and what puzzles me is that the self-cleaning oven feature works fine. I took the brass, gas orifice a part and cleaned it, but it made no difference. This leads me to believe that I have a problem with the electronics, which I am relatively clueless as to how to fix.
Here is a second, simpler problem which we have lived with for the past two years. When any of the two front and the rear right burners are lit, the rear left burner igniter sparks as if one was trying to light it. This annoying clicking/sparking continues until the other burners are all turned off.
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Your problem is not the igniter itself, but the burner switch that controls the igniter. All the igniters get their power from one spark module that is mounted somewhere in back of the oven. That's why you are able to get all the igniters to spark with only one burner control turned on. This is normal. That is also why you are able to light the burner in question buy turning on another burner. The spark is being provided by a switch that is working. To answer your question: the igniter is removable, but I don't think it's necessary. Cleaning them generally doesn't make them work better. I would check the wiring from the spark module to the burner switch and/or replace the switch. I hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 18, 2007
It may be the ignitor, they can crack and you wouldn't even see. Good news is they are cheap ($5-20) and they are usually easy to replace. But before you replace it...
When set to bake, does the "oven cycle" light come on? If not, that means no power is being sent to the ignitor. Reason? There is a switch in the oven latch, to make sure a) latch must be closed for cleaning cycle and b) latch must be unlocked for baking. On mine, the switch button gets stuck, so even when the latch is unlocked, it thinks it is locked and will not allow the bake cycle to proceed. Cycling the latch a few times may free it, otherwise you'll need to replace the switch (not that hard but a bit of a pain to get to).
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
The oven gas valve coil has failed Need to replace. Go to repairclinic.com and put in the model and order the coil for the valve. It controls the gas valve.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
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