8 year old kitchenaid gas range nom fire in the oven
Broil works, lower burner for baking does not seem to be getting gas ,all the burners work on top. I can smell gas when useing the oven. the glow coil lighter burns hot but then again no gas to bottom of oven, can it be the gas regulator side to the oven has failed?
Re: 8 year old kitchenaid gas range nom fire in the oven
I went to the kitchenaid web site for parts and found a trouble shooting section. I read about how a electronic glow coil works and discovered that mine was just old and did not reach the right voltage to open the gas flow valve.
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Unplug the range. I would open the control console and locate the BAKE/BROIL terminals on the Oven control. I would reverse the wires,plug the range in and try again. Sounds to me like someone has changed out a part and wired it wrong.
bad oven ignitor is the most common cause of bake failure, located onthe side of hte burner bar itself, if youd like with a multi-meter, you can check the wires leading to the ignitor for 110v. if you have power and nothing was glowing from ignitor theres your problem
Very well could be. I'm assuming the bake burner is the problem, right? Does the igniter glow at all? If it is glowing, but the burner does not light, is it usually a symptom of an igniter that has become weak. If it does not draw enough current the gas valve will not open and the burner will not light. This is a safety feature to prevent free flowing gas without ignition. If the broil burner is functioning properly, then more than likely the gas valve and regulator are working fine. In most ranges both burners are fed from the same source. You could try swapping igniters between the broil and bake burners to prove the theory. Or, you could just replace the igniter all together. Current readings are as follows:
Round shaped glow igniter: 2.7 to 3.2 amps
Square shaped glow igniter: 3.2 to 3.7 amps
If you can give me the exact model number off your range (usually located around the oven door or on the back of the range) I can give you the correct part number you will need. Most appliance repair stores carry the igniter. I hope this helps you.