OUR CROSLEY GAS OVEN TAKES ALONG TIME TO HEAT UP WITH A GAS ODOR. THE GLOW PLUG GETS CHERRY RED BUT THE BURNER WILL NOT LIGHT. WHEN I WATCHED IT IT IGNITED AFTER A FEW MINUTES AND WHEN IT DID THE FLAME ON THE BURNER WAS VERY SMALL AND LAZY LOOKING. THE TOP BURNERS WORK FINE. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
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is this electric or gas? if it is gas and a newer model it has an ignitor that heats up that will then ignite the gas burner, the ignitor is bad or you may need to inspect and clean the gas ports on the burner as they can get cloged up over time, try the inspection and cleaning first. If it doesnt appear to be cloged then turn on the oven and watch the ignitor, if it doesnt heat up to be white hot then it is bad or going bad and should be replaced. if it is electric check to see if the heating element is working by turning the oven on and watch for it to glow red hot, if it doesnt then it will need to be replaced.
SOUNDS LIKE THE IGNIGHTER IS GOING BAD, OR GLOW ROD. OPEN THE BOTTOM DRAWER AND WATCH THE AND SEE WHEN YOU TURN THE OVEN ON HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GLOW BRIGHT, THE GAS BURNER WILL NOT START IF IT DOSNT GET A READING FROM THE GLOW PLUG
Doubt that the glow plug is bad. Gas only needs about 1100 degree F. to ignite using the glow plug method. It really seems as if there may be no gas getting to the burner. If there is no flame, you should be able to smell gas. If there is no gas smell, then I would look for the obvious such as: is the gas turned on?, Does the gas valve on the unit have a safety that is tripped? and so on. A new gas valve may be in order but make sure that it is receiving the proper voltage when the glow plug is on. Lastly, there may be a safety that is malfunctioning. If the unit does not light within a given time, the safety will "Lock Out" the unit so the place doesn't fill up with gas.
Hope this helps and good luck.
Sounding like your hot surface ignitor is getting bad. What I would like for you to do is open the oven and take the bottom panel off. This is so you can see the hot surface ignitor. Turn the oven on and look at the hot surface ignitor it is down on the bottom right next to the burner assembly. Does it start to glow and turn cherry red? This ignitor isn't too hard to replace couple of small screws and two wires. Will have to cut the wires so disconnect the unit from the 120 volt plug. Now if it starts to glow and get cherry red hot then the gas valve is sticking and it is the one going bad. That is a little tougher to replace. Turn the gas off at the source and get your wrenches unscrew the gas valve small space so if you want remove the door by just pulling it off the hinges.
If unit is old and you don't like it anyway maybe santa would be good
to you and replace the stove oven. The gas valve is about 60 bucks or
so and hot surface is about 20 bucks. let me know how it turns out.. ken