Question about Dacor Kitchen Ranges
THE GAS BROILER ON THE BIG OVEN WILL NOT LITE. A REPAIRMAN SAID IT NEEDED A HOT SURFACE IGNITER. I DO NOT SMELL GAS WHEN I TRY TO TURN IT ON. DOES THE IGNITER HAVE TO BE WORKING FOR THE GAS TO FLOW?
THE BROILER HAD A PROBLEM WHEN I PURCHASED THE STOVE AND HAD TO BE REPLACED. IT WOULD LITE THEN IT WOULD POP AND THE DOOR WOULD BE BLOWN OPEN. DACOR SENT PARTS TO FIX THE PROBLEM AND IT WORKED FOR A WHILE. DIFFERENT PROBLEM NOW WILL NOT WORK AT ALL.
TYPICALLY for safety reasons... Hot surface ignitions will only attempt to light a FEW times and then locks out...
As you already know these things have EXPLOSIVE CAPABILITIES...
TECHNICALLY you can USUALLY reset the gas flow
by cutting the power and restoring power...
IT IS AN EXTREMELY UNWISE thing to do without
placing a NEW... WORKING hot surface igniter...
The hot surface should be GLOWING before the
Do yourself a favor and forget about touching it to
see if it is warm... even BROKEN it has line current
flowing to it and EVERYTHING around it is grounded...
((read PAINFUL at best)).
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Posted on Jun 01, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GE Spectra range
All of the items you mention that do work, are 120 volt items.
All the items that do NOT work are 220 volt items.
Sounds like you have a voltage problem, you will need to use a meter to check if you have 220 volts a/c to the outlet the stove plugs into. Take care when doing the following, you will be around live voltage and could get hurt. If you are uncomfortable working with a live circuit best to call someone in to do it for you. Check for 220v at the outlet for the stove (where the stove plugs into), if you have it there, go to where the cord attaches to the stove and check at that point. You should have either a 3 or 4 wire cord on the stove, On the rear of the stove there is a terminal block that the cord is fastened to. Between RED and BLACK you should have 220v, between RED and WHITE and BLACK and WHITE you should see 120v. Another thing to check is that the nuts holding the wires from the cord to the terminal block on the stove are turned down tight. A loose connection there will give you the same problem you have as well.
Posted on Feb 19, 2008
Have a look at manual below
Or select from here
Posted on Apr 05, 2008
SOURCE: Oven, Broiler will not ingnite
ok try this turn the bottom oven on count to thirty then smack the safty valve with the plastic end of a screwdriver its the square box with two wires on it that the burner tube goes to underneath if it lights replace it
Posted on May 26, 2008
SOURCE: oven & broiler not working
you ignitor is going out you will need to replace it the ignitor needs to draw a min of 3.2 amps in order to open the gas valve coil if short of this it will not open at thimes it may just have enough to open
Posted on Jul 09, 2008
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Feb 04, 2014 | Kenmore Ovens
The hot surface igniter will not come on - check igniter with a ohm meter,
you should have continuity through the glow bar, the glow bar can also
crack = new igniter time. The glow bar comes on but the main burner will
not light - you should have an amp probe
to check properly, but often this is a hot surface igniter problem. The
hot surface igniter often looses it's ability to get hot enough to open
the gas safety valve. The safety valve can fail, but most times it is
just a bad hot surface igniter. The hot surface igniter can also quit
part way through cooking , in other words the oven may cycle a couple of
times and then it just sits there with the red glow from the igniter.
See this service sheet
for the proper way and amp readings for the hot surface igniter system.
Hot surface igniters do weaken and will eventually generate less heat
than they normally could. When this happens they can still allow
marginally correct current to flow to the oven gas valve for it to open
but not get quite hot enough to ignite the gas burner immediately. When
this happens, gas released into the oven can sometimes build up to the
point where when finally ignited, the amount of gas lit can cause a
small explosion inside the oven or cause an odor of gas with out the
oven working. Yes, your glow bar igniter can glow orange-red and still
be bad!! How a common gas valve works - click here.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
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