Question about Ovens
We have a GEXL44 gas range, older model, JGBS15GER2, and find a slight gas smell inside the oven noticeable when opening the oven door (we have shut the gas off for now). Warm soapy water did not reveal any leaks to the flexible hose/line connections in the back of the unit. What to test next and how? The oven control valve? If it is this valve, is this a complicated replacement endeavor?
SOURCE: Gas Odor coming from oven
The reason you can't smell it when the oven is on is because the gas is being ignited. DO NOT USE YOUR STOVE until you get this fixed by a gas fitter. You have a gas leak, which is either a loose fitting or faulty valve or line.
Call your appliance dealer IMMEDIATELY or you could have an explosion!!!!
Posted on Sep 06, 2008
SOURCE: XL44 Gas Range will not light
Kinda sounds like the hot surface igniter is out. It is located under the oven section under the bottom panel. They are relatively easy to replace except you need that oven today I'm sure. Let me know how it turned out.
To replace the hot surface you need to take the bottom panel off and access the assy you need a 1/4 nut runner and remove couple small screws unplug the igniter take it to a parts house and 12 to 20 dollars later you're good as gold. When I say parts house appliance parts.
Posted on Nov 27, 2008
could be the oven thermostat, get a plumber/heating engineer out, but make sure you can trust him, cause he could try and say u need a new cooker when it MIGHT only be a new oven thermostat.
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
SOURCE: oven doesn't heat up
Hi, Even though your igniter is glowing it's bad..A igniter should glow brillient yellow for it to be able to light the gas...basically whats happening in your case is although the igniter is drawing the correct amps to open the gas valve it is not getting hot enough quick enough to light it..change the igniter and you should be good to go. Good Luck!!! Mike
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
If it takes more than 2 minutes to light then that ignitor is weak. It should be very bright. It has to draw 3.5 amps to open the valve. The valve is good because the ignitor is working the oven control is good, all it can be is a weak ignitor. It should draw 3.5 amps or have measure 37 ohms.
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
The problem usually is the ignitor. Even if it glows it may not be pulling enough current to open the gas valve. They also are very fragile and break easily.
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Posted on Jan 27, 2010
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