Question about Microwave Ovens
The valve might feel normal, but chances are that it's not working, and supplying gas to the burner. I would suspect that component above all else, and look into getting a replacement part. I'm not an appliance technician, per se, but it's either what's controlling the valve or the valve itself, unless, somehow, the line got clogged up. Here is a site that has diagrams of your oven, and might be of help to you:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=233307&diagram_id=194168#d194168 Here is a blog about a Thermador that had the same problem, and it turned out to be the valve: http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/45460-thermador-range-grill-gas-valve-needed.html This blog is useful, since it explains how to check relavent components. Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this helps!
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
Remove the burner fron the top and use a good air jet to clean , use a good kerosene/diesel to clean the valve, the valve jets which can be definitely clogged. Since the gas is working on the other burners then it is for sure that the gas is blocked either in the valve secction, the jets, or the pipe is clogged.
Use a flexible wire bowden to clean , clean the jet and make sure the burner tops are fitting without a gap, if so use emery paper or file to clean rust or food dirt.
I am sure the burner will work after this service.
Posted on Aug 21, 2010
you can fixed this yourself,all you have to do is to follow the instructions below,
Check the solenoid valve for community, As the solenoid valves are a common point of failure, if that is okay check voltage, the valves use 110VDC to open , with only 60VDC change the simmer control, this comes in a kit with two potentiometer, this is located behind the sparks module under the top far right in the back.
With the parts mention replace all burner will work great.
Thanks for asking fixya a question....
Posted on Aug 20, 2010
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Aug 28, 2011 | Microwave 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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