Question about Kitchen Ranges
You did not indicate if your see the glow bar igniter glowing red or not. Open the broiler drawer and turn the oven on and watch to see if you find the glow bar igniter glowing or not. If you find it glowing but the burner never ignites, replace the igniter. If the glow bar igniter does not glow, then the failure could be one of the following: Broken or burnt out igniter (part #WB13K21) Failed safety gas valve Oven thermostat Loose or broken wire in the ignition circuit.
In order to diagnose the failure if you find the oven igniter not glowing will require a multimeter. The igniter can be accessed by opening the broiler drawer or by removing the floor of the oven if it's removable. First, disconnect the power cord from the power source. The igniter will need to be disconnect and checked for continuity. If the igniter has continuity then disconnect the wires from the gas valve and check the continuity of it. If the igniter and the safety gas valve both measure continuity then the oven thermostat will need to be check for continuity when it is turned on. Remove both wires from the thermostat and check the continuity across the two terminals of the thermostat. If it has continuity then you will need to check the wire circuit between the thermostat and igniter and gas valve for an open circuit. The ignitor must have voltage supplied to it or it will not glow and allow the gas valve to open.
Posted on May 23, 2011
Hello, welcome to FixYa. I'm not sure if you are aware of it, but those old gas ranges (this being 1979 would certainly qualify) if inadvertently set to "auto-bake" on the clock timer will not work...unless it happens to be the exact time the "auto-bake" is set to.
Turn the dial on the timer/clock which indicates "auto-bake" to manual or off and give that a try. If the ignitor isn't even getting voltage it must be in the clock.
I don't have access to a diagram of your range, but it certainly sounds like it is timer related based on your post..."I do have Power at the oven controller on top of stove"...yet no power to the ignitor.
Let me know what you find and I hope that helps. I'll watch for a reply and help in any manner I can going forward of course.Good luck.
Posted on May 23, 2011
Try to check the connection of regulator going to the stove.
When you already replaced the new igniter and not working so it means that there's no power/gas going to the stove.
Please check the following:
Posted on May 22, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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