When we set the temperature to start the oven, I can hear a hissing like the oven is trying to ignite. Instead of the OVEN BURNER igniting, I can hear a "poof" sound from the back on the bottom/left side of the oven. It just keeps doing this over and over Hiss,poof, hiss, poof. I don't know if this model has a pilot flame or not. Im pretty sure the oven burner is not igniting. I'm usually not afraid to try to fix most things, but, I know that messing with natural gas can lead to "undesireable" results. Any Ideas, Suggestions?
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Does the oven actually heat up with the temperature more than 100 or does it just stay at 100? Alternatively, when you open the oven can you see the orange glow of the flame through the vents in the bottom of the oven and hear the gas hissing?
Hello, when you turn on one of the burner, can you hear some clicking while you
turn on one of the burners? This is an electric ignitor, and when you turn one
burner on all the burner ignitor will click.
It is possible, that you are turning your burners on the stove to quick. Take
a look at one of knobs and you will see ignition--low---medium---high. To get
the burning ignited the knob needs to be position at the ignition site. You'll
hear it click-click-click and the burner will ignite.
Now, the oven. The oven ignitor is on a time delay. You will push the bake
button and across the screen will say something like this "Please set oven
temperature" You'll set the oven temperature to---let say 350 degrees---. Then
the screen will say "push start button" then you push the start button to turn
your oven on. Now, the screen will say "pre" this means that the oven is
pre-heating the oven to your desired temperature. Before all this happens there
is ignitor in the oven and it has a heater on the ignitor in oven. This heater
will heat up to desired temperature and once it reaches the that temperature the
ignitor will ignite and the gas will turn on.
Why--one would say for this procedure. The old kitchen stoves had a very bad
habit of of flash over---that is gas will built up in the over and once the
pilot light ignited the gas---wussh and it blow the oven door open. These ovens
would sometimes huff too.
Therefore, take your time and your biscuit will be OK
I am sorry Sandan2. I didn't finish reading your question. Never mind on what
I said here.
If the burners will not shut off sometimes, then there could a gas regulator
One very important question. Is your kitchen stove using Natural Gas or
LPG--liquid Petroleum Gas?
If it is using either type of fuel as mention above. It is very important
that you contact Appliance repair person that is certified by the state that you
live in that he/she is license by the state to work with gas appliances.
I wish you luck, but it very it important that you contact a certified
Technician... Also, move the stove away from the wall and look behind it. There
a black gas pipe and at the end is a brass valve, Take wrench and turn the gas
valve off. The gas valve will have a stainless steel flex line attached to it,
and the other end is to your stove. Don't use your stove.
If those gas burners and the oven are leaking gas. There is possibility
to blow you and your family with your home up. Don't use the stove, Until you
have it check out...please. GB you/your family...stewbison
that actually sounds to be pretty normal operating procedure unless im not understanding correctly, the unit will shout off, and cycle back on to maintain proper temp as cooks, the" top lef bank of burners" they show signs of clicking??? but not actually igniting correct??? and do they ever start to click when unit is completly off???
Yup...I believe this may have been an issue with some GE models. I seem to remember a problem where some models had problems staying lit after preheating. The fix was replacing the oven thermostat. Now...the normal cycle for an oven lighting is just what you described. The glow igniter will glow first, followed by the gas valve opening, followed by ignition. Once the oven reaches optimum temperature it is normal for the gas to shut off and come back on to maintain oven temperature. However, if this is going on in a frequent fashion with the oven never getting warm, your guess is probably a correct one. Good luck to you.