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Maytag Gas Range.. Oven comes on then goes out in 20 seconds

Oven comes on then goes out in 20 seconds. The ignitor is working because it does light. I hear a sputtering then it a very weak flame for about 5 seconds. Poof, out again. Repeat.. The broiler works fine.

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Sures sounds like the ignitor is causing all the problem. Simply becasue the ignitor is lighting does not mean it is good. Your unit incorporates a flat style ignitor and it must draw 3.2 - 3.6 amps in order to fully open the oven safety valve. There are only two ways to verify this. The first and more professional way is to measure the amperage draw of the ignitor after it has been glowing for approximately 45 seconds. I feel certain you will fnd the draw 3.2 amps or lower. The second would be to make an intelligent guess and order part number 74007498 which is an ignitor for your oven. If we can help further feel free to respond.

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Eric Campion

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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