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We have replaced a gas valve 3x and works fine for 2 mths then when ignitor tries to ignite, valve does not open and allow gas to burner manifold. Eventually heater quits operating.

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You need to have your gas pressure tested, it sounds like the gas pressure may be causing the failure. Should be around 14"WC or a little less.

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If this is a GAS range, as these igniters age from repeated use, they can become weak and longer function. If you are experiencing ignition problems, the following link explains a little theory about how these igniters work and how to replace one:

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Hello, welcome to fixya ! Based on your description I suspect you have a faulty bake ignitor. This may surprise you, or it may not. I think at first it surprises people when the hot surface ignitor glows but the oven won't lite. Since the ignitor "glows" one figures it would appear to be working, that would be wrong. These ignitor's serve 2 functions, 1) need to maintain a set value to open/activate the gas valve, typically around 3.5amps... & 2) ignite the fuel once said gas valve is open. A poor/faulty ignitor may glow & and even ignite the burner intermittently for moments at a time ( thus giving off some heat but never the set amount or not lite at all ) but yet not reach the needed value to open the gas valve/safety valve consistently nor adequately, hence the need to replace the ignitor. Try this and I'm certain you'll be up & running and as they say " cookin' with gas" ! I'd suggest you should refer to your specific model when ordering the part locally or on-line. The most common hot surface ignitor part is #12400035 and it will work in your Whirlpool too. Try places like,, etc. Thank's for visiting "fixya" for your stove inquiries. Please take a moment while here to rate the solution provided or let me know if you require further assistance and good luck. macmarkus :)

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(These instructions apply to an upflow installation. Turn 90* in appropriate direction for horizontal orientation. Only perform these steps if you are sufficiently qualified.) Turn off power & gas supply, loosen nearest union BETWEEN gas **** & furnace. Remove wires from gas control, noting where each one belongs. Remove cover from burner enclosure & remove 2 screws securing manifold to enclosure. Lift upward/outward to disengage manifold from enclosure & carefully move aside. Remove screws securing burner set, remove burners. Inspect burners for debris in passage and runner slots. Check manifold orifices for blockage (ants?), particularly the one facing burner nearest to ignitor. If debris is present inside burner enclosure, CAREFULLY remove with vacuum cleaner. AVOID ANY CONTACT WITH IGNITOR. Re-install burner set and manifold, assuring that manifold brackets engage correctly in slots AND all orifices engage fully into burner entrance, replace manifold screws. Reconnect wires to gas control, reconnect gas supply & turn gas on. Apply liquid soap to union, check for bubbles (indicates leakage - correct before proceeding). Re-install cover on burner enclosure. Turn on power supply and check unit operation. Pay particular attention when re-installing manifold to assure proper alignment of orifices into burners.
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