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Broiler glow bar stays on

I am replacing the glow bar on the bottom of the upper burner. For now, i swapped the bottom oven one to the top oven until I get the part. In the process of checking everything out, i set the broiler. Once the oven heats up, the broiler comes on normally and lights. I noticed however that the glow bar stays on, even after I left it for ~5 minutes. This doesn't seem normal to me. Is it? If not, what should I replace? I imagine there is a temp sensor to know when the gas has lit, but I figure if that didn't pick up the fact that the burner has lit, it would have turned off the gas.

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  • BrianFox Jan 20, 2008

    So this should happen for all 3 burners in the oven? I didn't notice this to be the case but i can check.

  • BrianFox Jan 20, 2008

    Yep, it does occur on the others. Thanks!

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The glow bar stays on in gas ranges the whole time the cycle is running if it didn't the safety valve couldn't open its normal

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If the glow bar is working (glowing) it is the gas valve. BUT, the glow bar can also actually glow and still not be working 100% and letting enough current through to the valve. You could swap an identical valve out to check it, if you don't have a meter. It's more than likely the valve though.

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