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I have a whirlpool 465 gas oven that needs a new glow igniter, where is it located? Is it difficult to replace? The broiler igniter comes on and glows, and gas starts to flow, but shuts down after a short time?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: oven not working properly
I have the same problem with the oven not igniting but my broiler works fine. I switched the igniters and not my oven works but the broiler doesn't so I know it is the igniter. Thanks for the help.
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
The most common cause of this symptom is a defective ignitor. Oven
ignitors can glow and allow enough current through to open the oven gas
valve but just not produce enough heat to ignite the gas immediately
(see the link below).
In that case, replacing the oven ignitor is the usual solution.
Posted on Mar 22, 2008
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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
I have the same problem intermittently on my Super Cap 465. After reading the following quote from another site, "There have been cases where radio waves, electronic signals and sometimes something as strange as dimmers in lights have caused some weird problems with some computer panels in stoves like these", I tried turning off lights that might be on the same circuit and wouldn't you know it, the oven igniter circuit worked.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
SOURCE: Amana gas oven not working
The ignitor may be too weak to open the gas valve. If you have a volt/ohm meter capable of reading AMPS you can hook up to a ignitor wire and turn the oven ON. If you read less than 3.5 amps replace the ignitor. If 3.5 amps or more are read,replace the gas valve.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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