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I have a tappen gas range. The oven won't light. I replaced the oven gas control. Still doesn't work. I checked for the 3 vac volts to the gas control and I am not getting a reading.

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  • jeff40ky Jan 17, 2009

    Thank you very much! The igniter fixed the problem. It is nice to know there are people like you to help people like me. Thanks again!

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Jeff, see my comments on your other question. i think you have a weak ignitor.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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In order for your gas oven to work this is what has to happen: 1. when you turn on the oven, the range sends 120 volts to the glow bar igniter. 2. as the igniter heats up (and starts to glow) it starts using more electricity. 3. when the electric use reaches a set amount (say 3.2 amps) the range knows the glow bar igniter is hot enough to ignite the gas, so it then releases gas through the gas safety valve. 4. when the thermostat tells the oven controller that the temperature has been reached, the control cuts power to the igniter, cutting the amp draw down, causing the safety gas valve to close. 5. process repeats to hold oven temp until you turn off oven.

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