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KitchenAid Superbra gas range oven won't turn on. All the burners seem to work fine and the panel works fine too. Prior to it not turning on I would smell gas when I would use the oven. I noticed that things took longer to cook. Plz help.

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    Diane McSwine Oct 08, 2009

    There is no gas leak. I have tested it for gas and ensured that all connections were tight. The burners are working fine and no gas smell comes with the use of the burners.

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Hi,

As you might have smell gas earlier, and it is not working now, my first bet would be to check Gas Leak. I have seen many cases of gas leak. A small leak may have developed at a pipe or tubing connection or at a fitting in the gas supply line, etc. May be best to contact the propane suppler and get their opinion.

Unless you are handy with tools, confident and sure you can locate the leak within the gas piping/tubing system to the stove. In this case, leak detection soap would need to be used to locate the leak if it's not within or behind a wall, etc.

If all else fails, suggestion is to contact a professional gas plumbing and piping contractor. A gas leak not in an appliance requires specialized skills and electronic leak detection tools. In my opinion, gas leaks are often best left to a professional for your safety and peace of mind.

Let me know, if need further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Oct 08, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    I answered the solution on the information you gave me earlier. However, if you are sure,it's not gas leak, the next step would be :-

    Let me now that this works,

    You may find that if you unplug the
    washer for 5 minutes when you turn it on it will reset the system,or if
    you can not reach the plug, turn off the breaker instead for this
    aloted time and it should work the same!
    Let me know that you have succeeded!


    If you oven uses Electronic Ignition then more than likely this is the problem.
    Faulty Ignitor
    If the oven ignitor gets hot (glows) but oven will not light then it is likely that the itself is faulty.
    This
    seems counter entuative but it is not. The ignitor has a very specific resistance that allows a critical voltage to be supplied from the
    ignitor to the gas valve. If the ignitor has so much as a hairline
    crack, the resistance of the ignitor will increase which in turn will
    decrease the voltage to the gas valve. As a safety feature, this will
    result in the gas valve not being able to open and no ignition will
    take place. The recourse in this case is to replace the ignitor.

    In few case, i have seen Power surge an issue as well.

    Let me know, if need further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!




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