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Frigidaire GAS range model no. FGF355CGBA oven does not heat; stays on PREHEAT mode no matter what temperature is set. What is the problem, can it be fixed cost effectively, can it be fixed by layman?

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  • rudolph johnson jr Sep 02, 2010

    Your diagnosis was right on target, it was the BAKE IGNITOR failing; unfortunately I didn't have the expertise nor the tools to do the repair myself, I had to get a repairman. But armed with the information you provided I was able to choose a repair professional who wasn't trying to give me a lot of double-talk and jack the price. He did a good job, in about an half hour or so... he even cleaned inside the oven and the floor under the range which was exposed when he removed the bottom drawer to access the wiring to the ignitor. Bottom line is I am happy with the service and the price the repairman provided, and very happy with the informational service you provided. Only thing more I would've liked is instructions to do the repair [which was really simple seeing him do it]. Again, Thank You! Rudolph Johnson, Jr.

  • rudolph johnson jr Sep 02, 2010

    Solution accepted (please read comments to KAPISHTECH). I'm satisfied, thank you.

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Your range uses a glow bar ignition system. On that design of range if the oven ignitor is not glowing at all, the problem could be in the thermostat, oven ignitor or oven gas valve (or a wire has just come off somewhere). Each of those components should be able to be tested for continuity to see if one is open (has infinite resistance) or not. If it is, it is likely defective and needs to be replaced. Sounds like your bake ignitor is failing. It can glow cherry red and still be bad. The ignitor must send between 3.2 and 3.6 amps to the valve to open it. To test the ignitor it must be calling for heat and an amp meter put on it to read the amperage it is putting out. If it is not then the faulty is your problem. The cost is near to $45. You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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