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Whirlpool SF317PEAW0 oven won't ignite

Stovetop ignites, oven doesn't

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SOURCE: the oven will not ignite

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Thanks for using FixYa. The air holes on the side of the burner that faces the center of the stove may be clogged or holes near the oven are clogged which are leading to uncompleted combustion of the fuel and thus leading to the foul smell. This helps the pilot or spark igniter to light the gas. Try cleaning the holes with a toothpick.

Heating elements eventually burn out. Sometimes, when an element burns out, you can see that the coil burns in too, or blisters and bubbles.

When your heating element burns out, you have to replace it because they are not repairable. If, when the heating element burns out, the infinite switch that controls it also fails, you have to replace it too.

Igniter is made up of a crystal which gets damaged or distorted physically and wont work fine until replaced. This may lead to incomplete combustion of fuel and is a safety hazard.


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Rylee

Posted on Nov 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Oven won't light. Broiler will ignite and

I don't know how new or what brand your oven is, but chances are you have a bad igniter the bottom burner. It is a small element attached to the burner that should glow red hot when you turn your oven on to ignite the gas. This is the most commment setup and problem. You will have to remove the bottom tray (there are usully 2 finger screws holding it in) to see it. It should look something like this:
http://www.theignitorstore.com/product/306602/range_oven_igniters

If you turn the oven on and nothing happens, turn it back off. You can disconnect the igniter, connect a multimeter set to volts AC, turn back on and check for voltage (120 AC) Don't let any bare wire ends touch the oven or you. If you have power there, its the igniter.

Just get the model number off your oven to look up the proper replacement. Replaces with 2 screws. Make sure it mounts close to the burner. It should only take a couple seconds after you hear the gas turn on to ignite. Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

meztang
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SOURCE: stove top ignitors do not ignite but oven does.

Electric gas igniters sometimes get stuck in one position causing a clicking sound. The clicking sound that you hear is the electric arc that is pulsing from the igniter conductor (wire) to ground (the gas burner). It receives power from the electrical outlet that the stove is plugged into.
Residue from food and sometimes cleaning products may be preventing the igniter from producing a spark (Arc) to the base of the burner. This is a common problem that occurs when the stove has been cleaned or food is allowed to build up. Make sure that the igniter and the burner base are clean and dry. This will help with proper operation. Oven cleaner and a small tooth brush may be used to accomplish this. Another problem with ignition may occur if you have too little (touching) or too much space between the igniter and the base of the burner; it will prevent the burner from igniting. You should only have a little more space than the thickness of a nickel between the burner base and the igniter. A good “blue” arc from the igniter to the burner base is optimal. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the electric igniter module. Good luck.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
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Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Oven will not heat

Hello there:Usually,
when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake element is burned out. The bake element is the black, pencil- thick tube at the bottom of the oven. When the oven heats, the element glows red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns out, you need to replace it.

If the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire or component. When the temperature is consistent but too high or too low, it could be one of several different things. First check to see if the thermostat sensing bulb has come loose from its holder. It could be lying on the floor of the oven or resting on the heating element. This would cause the oven to not heat correctly. bullet.jpg If the thermostat bulb is not dislodged, it's likely that the thermostat or sensor is either mis-calibrated or defective. bullet.jpg Electronic ovens with a digital display use a sensor to monitor oven temperature. To solve temperature problems for these models, you may need to replace the sensor. On some digital-display models, you can calibrate the temperature using the key pad. See your operator's manual for details. bullet.jpg Ovens without a digital display often use a mechanical system for controlling temperature. On many of these units, you can remove the thermostat knob and adjust the knob itself to more accurately represent the actual setting of the thermostat. bullet.jpg If, when you remove the knob, there's a screw on the back of it with a small calibration plate, you can loosen the screw, adjust the plate, then tighten the screw again. If the knob isn't adjustable, and the oven temperature is off by more than 30 to 40 degrees, you need to replace the thermostat to solve the problem.

Posted on Jul 25, 2010

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