Question about Maytag Ovens
The oven ignitor glows but does not always light. Sometimes it does, sometimes not. When it glows I do not hear the gas being released. Is it a bad ignitor or release valve?
SOURCE: Oven will not ignite
The problem is not fixed, but I know it involves replacing the ignitor and/or the gas valve. I just wanted help diagnosing the two so I only had to buy one part if I could. We live on a budget and if I could avoid replacing an unnecessary part that would help. I am afraid your elite people would just tell me to start with the ignitor and then the valve.
Thank you just the same.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
SOURCE: oven stopped working
No, that is a top burner valve. Most likely the igniter is bad, part # 12400035. The only way to test it is with an ammeter; it must draw a minimum of 3.3 amps to cause the valve to open. Oven valve part # 7501P133-60. These go bad as well, but not nearly as often. If you are going to take a risk, try the igniter first. Available for $40 at www.timerking.com and elsewhere. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
That is correct. You will have to check if the valve needs replacement or if there is power being sent to the solenoid for the valve. There must be just a connection problem.
Posted on Aug 17, 2009
You just need a new gas valve. This is a simple repair for you and you can save a lot of money by repairing it yourself.
Just contact us at:
with your brand and model number and we will get the correct part out to you right away.
We look forward to getting you cooking again soon.
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
Gas shut off valve handles are perpendicular to the gasline when closed and parallel when opened. If you are referring to the appliance regulator behind the stove, the lever should face up or out, as opposed to sideways. This particular lever only shuts gas down to the oven and not the stovetop.
Let us know if you need more assistance.
Posted on May 16, 2010
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