Question about Kitchen Ranges
It's usually the glowbar igniter in the oven. You can test the power draw going to the glowbar by using a clamp-on ampmeter. The draw varies (do a Google search for exact specs) but it should usually be between 3.2 and 3.7 amps. Anything lower than that means your glowbar is faulty and should be replaced. You can get replacements online for between $50 and $75 depending on brand. Replacing the glowbar is fairly easy and should take a novice about 15 minutes. Note that the glowbar can still glow brightly even if it is faulty. The glowbar not only ignites the gas but it also regulates the amount of gas entering the oven. This is why sometimes the oven will heat up but it takes forever to heat. Sometimes you will also smell unburned gas with a faulty glowbar.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
Usually when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake igniter is weak or burned out. The igniter is a small, round or rectangular device, that's about 1 inch by 4 to 8 inches. It's near the burner itself.
The burner is the tube-type device the gas flows through before it's ignited. It has many small holes on the sides to let the gas, when ignited, form a long, low flame. If the igniter is weak, if it glows red but doesn't get hot enough, or if it's burned out, the gas doesn't flow to the burner and the burner won't ignite. If this is the problem, you may need to replace either the igniter or the gas safety valve. Usually the igniter is to blame.
Other causes Other reasons that your oven may not bake are:
Posted on May 17, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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