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Valve not opening

I have a Kitchenaid convection oven broil burner will come on and reach temp. but main burner gas valve will not open without a tap/hit valve was just replaced a week ago.

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Re: Valve not opening

Easy fix. Your oven igniter is getting weak. The glowing bar next to the manifold must draw between 2.7 and 3.3 amps before the safety valve will acknowledge that it's actually hot enough to ignite gas and open up. Your igniter is most likely right at ~2.5 amps and the valve is "wanting" to open, but won't without some persuasion (hammer anyone?). The part number for your igniter is 9751123 and is available. Your local appliance parts house may not carry it, but there is a substitute that they WILL carry. Its' part number is WB2x9998. It's a universal flat igniter. Unplug the oven before repairing it, OK?

Posted on Jul 29, 2007

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