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Re: gas ignitor

I just read fixya's Tips & Tricks, posted by jsrocks516: "js" does rock, I found: In there he/she suggested--before replacing the igniter--tapping on it. Just now called my wife and had her tap on the igniter (not too hard) with the handle of a long screwdriver. That's all it took. Instantly, our oven now works, again. For finding this no-cost and fast solution in fixya, my wife is going to specially reward me when I get home tonight.

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My Dynasty oven was not doing anything when we turned it on to bake. So we replaced the ignitor. Now the ignitor glows but still now gas? What next? Thanks

you have a bad gas valve or the ignitor is bad,just because it glows doesn't mean it's good,it opens the valve by need an amp meter with a clamp on attachment,stick one of the ignitor wires in the clamp and read it out,it should be 3.5 amps but if the ignitor is new i would change out the gas valve,also check the wires on the valve and read out the valve with a meter.also if the ignitor is glowing but the flame isn't liting you're having problems with the gas coming in,when the ignitor reaches 3.5 amps it opens the gas valve and the flame ignites,check the burner tube to make sure the old ignitor didn't burn a hole through it,you can check the orifice to make sure it's open,read the valve out and if all are good change out the gas valve.let me know what you find

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Faulty Ignitor, Check the ohms,if you don't know how to do this....change out the ignitor...this will fix it...

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Gas broiler won't light

jumptrout51 is correct with the the round ignitor. Using a clamp on digital ampmeter, you should see the amperage use go from zero to at least 2.5 amps after you turn on the broil, then gas valve should open. (the flat ignitors actually require at least a 3.2 amp minimum) Very unlikely the electronic control has anything to do with your problem. Low voltage is not real likely if the oven ignitor is working. Most likely you have a bad ignitor or a poor electrical connection.

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the ignitors may go wrong after using for number of times so change the ignitors and also check if there are any batteries for each ignitor if so please change the batteries.

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Gas oven doesn't light ACS3350

While the ignitor is glowing, tap on the valve with the plastic handle of a large screwdriver. If the burner lights the ignitor is weak and needs replaced. If it does not the valve is bad and it is advisable to change the ignitor also although not required.

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Amana ACS3350AS oven won't light

Hi, Even tho the ignitor is glowing, it could be bad. The ignitors get weak and will not open the gas valve. This is a very common issue with the gas ranges. I would change the ignitor. I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.


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Broiler doesn't lite, no gas going to pilot

Most cases Broiler ignitor is out, after you turn on the Broiler, check the voltage on Broiler ignitor 2 wires, if you have approx. 110v, then change the ignitor, but you don't have 110v, then check Broiler safety valve and oven thermostat, but 90% of the time is the Broiler ignitor. Have fun.

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Dynasty oven fails to get enough gas to light.

I think you are talking about the oven safety valve or thermal valve. before you change you oven safety valve, I would check the Amperage on the oven ignitor first, install AMP meter on one of the ignitor wire, it should draw above 3AMPs, if not then you have problem with the oven ignitor and not the safety valve. we hardly change the safety valve, I'll try to change the ignitor first. Have fun.

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Oven has stopped working

Bad oven ignitor, to check it, turn on the oven, check Voltage on 2 ignitor wires, it should have approx. 110v, if yes, change the oven ignitor, if not then check oven safety valve of oven thermostat, but 90% is the oven thermostat. also make sure the oven tube is not corroded at the ignitor area, if so, change the oven at the same time. Have fun.

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Oven not lighting on Amana model agds902ss

Helloemauldin Welcome to Fixya
My name is Huum,

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.
If the ignitor is glowing red and the gas valve doesn’t open the ignitor is usually the problem. Sometimes the ignitor will glow red but the resistance doesn’t change and the gas valve doesn’t draw the current.

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