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Oven slow to ignite and come to temperature.

I have an Amana Gas Range Model Number AGDS902SS oven that is slow to start. The Igniter? glows orange, but nothing happens for the longest time. Takes something like 15 minutes to light and then it is slow to come to temperature (if it ever comes to temperature.) We sometimes, but not always smell gas.


Sometimes we just give up on it and use our toaster oven.

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Change the igniter.

As they age, they often times will no longer draw enough amperage to allow the gas safety valve to open. Increasing the line voltage would help, but that's a little impractical.

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Helloemauldin Welcome to Fixya
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When you turn the thermostat on your range on it sends 120 volts to the bake valve and ignitor. The bake valve and ignitor are wired in series and the ignitor draws all the current and heats up. As the ignitor heats its resistance changes and when it is cherry red the current switches to the gas valve and it opens. The amp draw on the ignitor needs to be 3.2-3.6 amps for the gas valve to open. The gas valve has gas to it at all times. The gas valve should open within 40 seconds after the ignitor starts to glow.
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