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Jenn Air JGW8130ADW oven will not light but broiler does, ignitor for oven comes on but no gas flow.

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  • richbahama May 13, 2010

    burner lights but no click on the gas valve, if you do the broiler it lights and then the click with gas flowing.

  • richbahama May 13, 2010

    thank you!

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Hi,

As strange as this sounds the trouble is most likely with the ignitor.

Ignitors can get weak, they will glow but the resistance gets high enough that it will not let enough power go to open the gas valve. I see this all the time and am confident that replacing the ignitor will take care of the issue.

The part number you need is 12400035

Posted on May 13, 2010

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Hello,

Make sure that the oven burner is clean near the ignitor and there are no blocked gas vents.. THere has to be gas flowing over the ignitor for the oven to light. Also, check the positioning of the ignitor relative to the burner. It's also possible that the ignitor is not getting hot enough.

Take care.

Posted on May 11, 2010

  • richbahama May 12, 2010

    their is no indication that the gas valve comes on, no click like when the broiler is turned on. the broiler works fine, ignitor heats up and then about 1 minute the gas valve clicks and the broiler lights.

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The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
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If your gas oven is not working or not heating then you need to check this out. Today’s gas ovens are not often do not use the simple thermocouple with a pilot to prove the flame anymore. They have a much more complicated method of lighting the burner and proving the flame.

The use of electric igniters has become the standard for many ovens today. The thermostat calls for heat, power is supplied to the igniter, then after a certain amperage draw on the igniter, the gas valve is energizes to open and allow gas to flow starting the flame. As long as the amperage draw on the igniter is high enough then the gas valve stays open till the thermostat is satisfied.

Sometimes the igniter will crack and no current will go through and the igniter will not even heat up or glow. Sometimes the igniter will wear to the point where it will still heat up and glow, but the current draw will not be high enough to allow the gas valve to open. This creates a confusing situation where you look into the oven and see the glow from the igniter, but get no heat because the burner never lights up. If this is the case then you will need to replace the igniter even though it seems to be okay. The only way to know for sure is to know what the current draw requirements are for that gas valve and to have an amp meter to check the current draw.

Most of the time the problem will be in the igniter, and not the gas valve. Gas valves can go bad, but that is the case in only a very small amount of the situations. It is a pretty safe bet that if you have a problem with you gas oven lighting that you have a problem with your igniter.

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An observation question:

When the Broiler 'lights' and comes on, do you notice the ignitor glowing bright, before the gas valve (to the Broiler) opens, and you get the Broiler lighting---

Now-- for the main burner to come on, -- there has to be a similar bright glow from the MAIN BURNER ignitor, before its main burner gas valve can open-- No Ignitor?-- No ignition, and not Main Oven burner!

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I would also suggest you see if you can smell gas to confirm that the gas supply valve is actually opening up. With the oven door closed, turn on the broiler and after 20-30 seconds of having the ignitor glowing red, turn off the broiler control and open the door and see if you can smell gas, if not it could be either a weak ignitor or a faulty gas control valve.

I would suggest that before you start ordering parts, you swap out the oven ignitor with the broiler ignitor to verify that the broiler ignitor is the problem. It could also be the broiler tube has a blockage of some sort possibly from cooking debris, that is preventing gas from flowing into the tube.

Here's a diagram for your unit along with the parts list.

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