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Crosley (Maytag) CG3478VVD Gas oven not heating properly

The glow plug runs properly and the gas comes on fully for about 10 - 15 seconds. It shuts down then restarts and the gas pulses for a short time then seems to run slowly causing long heat up times. The temperature seems very accurate once running and the display register seems accurate as well. I have guessed that the gas control valve is faulty but at $100.00 I don't want to guess. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Crosley (Maytag) CG3478VVD Gas oven not heating...

It's possible but a failing (ignitor) can cause this too. It might be barely passing enough current to hold the valve fully open. Check the rating on the valve and then the current draw of the ignitor. Or sub in another ignitor. Also low gas pressure can cause it too. Have your utility co check for this

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