Oven not working. Top, broiler, and warmer are working.
First symptoms - while oven was still working, preheat light would not go out even though things were cooking, not sure if it was getting up to temp fully.This lasted a day or two. Now oven is not lighting, however I do see the ignitor glowing. All other functions are working fine - broiler, top, warmer, are all good.
Problem became evident the day after superbowl party when we were usung heavily, the broiler and oven, back and forth.
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Have you checked for proper gas flow into the over or broiler? This is a gas valve back there that will sometimes go bad. Also there is a sensor near your knobs, it is a timer that will go bad, the valve is about 85 dollars and the timer is about 65 dollars
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the ignitor should glow bright orange.it sounds like you have a weak ignitor but if the flame lites within 20 to 30 seconds it sounds like it's ok,it could be braking down though when it gets hot,it doesn't matter if it glows,it has to be putting out 3.2 amps,if you have an amp meter with a clamp on it you can read out the amps,if the broiler works ok i would change out the ignitor,then follow the tube down to the bottom and stick a paper clip in the orifice hole where the gas comes out and make sure that's clear,also there's a shutter on the tube to adjust the air flow,see if it's closed,it's usually almost wide open,check the tube to make sure the ignitor didn't burn a hole through it.i've found tubes with holes in them from a lazy ignitor,most of the time if there's a problem it will be the ignitor
We had the same thing happen and now they came and said it was the clock that needs to be replaced. They said that controls the oven. Even though clock is on and working the function for turning on the oven is not
there is a eletric thermocouple at the bottem back of oven unplug the stove remove broiler draw to get access to this part remove small screw disconnect wire replace with new one to order part you will make modle s/n off data plate good iuck later
If I understand your use correctly, you were using the oven to heat the space? Or for baking?
Regardless, it sounds as though the elements have failed. If you used the oven for heating the space (with the door open) the broiler element comes on during preheat of the oven to get the oven to temperature more quickly. The elements are NOT designed to heat a space, and will quickly burn out if used in this manner.
since you said the broiler does work , take the wires off the broiler element and put on the bake . then when you put on the broiler the bake should work . the light bulb principle, just remember to wrap all loose wire with electrical tape and disconnect from wall while working.
You said,Smoke is coming out of the back of my gas Kenmore oven. Oven is clean -
no spills/debris. Ran clean cycle and broiler did not smoke. Warmer
drawer at bottom, so nothing spilled there. Soon as you turn it on,
downstairs is full of smoke. Sometimes after preheat goes off, smoke
clears and its fine. But I'm afraid to use it because last time I saw a
If your afraid to use it, do not hesitate to call service. Nobody wants a fire! Huuum