Question about Kitchen Ranges
HI. This will most likely be a defective or damaged ignitor. I would also advise to inspect for damaged gas valve coils as well. A damaged coil will click repeatedly. The ignitor can be inspected visually, and physically with a multimeter. Watch the burner assembly, shortly after starting the unit the ignitor should begin to glow or spark(depending on model). 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.
When the bake igniter becomes weak or burns out, your oven will not bake. The bake igniter is usually mounted on the oven burner. It's about 1 inch by 4-8 inches (depending on the model), and comes in round or flat styles(Glow bar). If you don't see the igniter glow at all, it's probably burned out. Replace the igniter if found defective. Note: one of the exceptions could be that your oven is set to automatic mode instead of manual. If this is the case, set your oven to manual mode and check again.
If the bake igniter glows red and not bright yellow or white, it is probably because it is too weak. When this happens, the safety valve will not let the gas out into the oven burner. A weak igniter must be replaced.
A faulty igniter is probably the most common cause, however there are others:
There are no tricks when installing or replacing this part. Its straight forward. There should be a kick panel in front of your unit and on the lower back side as well. Use these entry points to extract and replace if necessary.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
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