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Maytag Oven- the oven ignitor glows but does not always light.

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?

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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

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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 and elsewhere. Hope this helps!

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Gas oven igniter glows, but oven does not turn on.

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

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SOURCE: Replaced bad thermostat on Magic Chef model

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.
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First of all, thank you for all your information. A rule I live by, even if an ignitor glows does not mean it works. The ignitor works on the flow of electricity through it not how bright it glows. If you can use a amperage meter, hook on one of the two wire to the ignitor directly. You need 3.2 to 3.6 amps to open the safety valve. If lower than 2.6 amps, it will not allow gas to enter the burner. If you have no clue what I am asking you to do, you can purchase and replace the ignitor and life will be better. P# 12400035. Its not difficult to change, the screws holding the ignitor in place sometimes strip out, when you get them off, you can replace them if needed.
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