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Glow bar comes on but oven ignites 20-30 minutes later

I have a Garland RCS 30 IRSS. The glow bar comes on but the oven ignites only after almost half an hour. It seems to be taking longer and longer to ignite the burner. Is the igniter possibly not burning hot enough to open the gas valve? Or could it be the valve itself?
How do I test it?

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The easiest way to check the ignitor is to observe it. Remove the small access panel in front, select a high temperature setting and start the dryer. Watch the burner assembly, shortly after starting the dryer the ignitor should begin to glow or spark. If you see it glow or spark, then the ignitor is working. If the ignitor did not appear to function and it is the spark type, it may be out of adjustment which generally requires professional service or it may require replacement. If the ignitor is the glow type, you can test it for resistance with a multimeter.


The ignitor has two wires connected to it.Label the wires and connections so that you can properly reconnect them later. The wires are connected with slip on connectors. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire itself). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If either is corroded they should be cleaned or replaced.

Set the multimeter to the ohms setting X1. Touch one probe to each terminal. You should get a reading anywhere between 50 and 600 ohms. If you get a reading of zero or infinity, the ignitor is definitely bad and will need to be replaced.

(((If the ignitor is optimal, this will confirm a faulty set of coils. replace them all if this is the case))).

Posted on Jul 28, 2009

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    Michael Masters Jul 28, 2009

    This test is universal and covers all types of ignitors.

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