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My Whirlpool (Model SBI30PER) the pilot light won't light seems like no gas is going to it...can it in anyway related to the timer?

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  • bdreiver Nov 19, 2009

    It turned out to be in the timer...something in the start/stop timers seemed to stop the oven from working. After playing with the controls, there was a click and the oven was able to come on again.

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The problem is probably that you have a bad ignitior. The type of ignitor that you have can go bad very easily and then you will get nothing, no glow, no gas or anything from your oven. Replace the ignitor and you will be hot and baking again!! You can find an ignitor for your oven here and other places. look around but this looks like a great price.
http://appliancehelp.com/Search_Model_Results.aspx?ModelID=850423&ModelNum=SB130PER5&mfgModelNum=&ManufactureID=3&Selected=D4N4HU0L&Position=3&mfg=Whirlpool&Type=&Mark=3

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Nov 20, 2009

    Thanks for your feedback, that is something that I can include in my response to problems like this in the future. This is a common problem and any and all fixes that are possiblities I want to address.

    Once again, thank you for letting me know the exact cause of the problem and have a GREAT day!!

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Once you have the bottom cover off, turn on your oven and watch the glow bar. If it glows bright white, it's good and your gas valve is most likely bad. If it doesn't glow at all, or it's not very bright, or it has one bright white spot on it and the rest of it looks a little yellowish orange, then you need to replace the glow bar igniter.

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Your pilot light might have gone out. If this is the case then you have to re-light it. If the pilot light won't stay lit, then you might have to adjust the thermocouple or move the pilot light closer to the burner.

I hope this information will be helpful..


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