Question about Hotpoint RGB745 Gas Kitchen Range
Installed new - 18 months ago. All burners work great, so does the broiler. Oven igniter glows red, but no gas is released for ignition. Had a GE tech come out a couple of months ago, ran tests, said amperage availability was fine. Went on to conclude the combo regulator unit needed to be replaced and estimated repair costs to be almost as much as buying a new stove. Paid him a whopping service visit fee for his expert advice and ordered the part myself. Installed it...problem still exists. Any ideas????
There was simply a shut off value. I flipped it open, and then it worked fine!!
Posted on Nov 23, 2007
It sounds like your saftey valve is out.It is the valve where the flame bar sits in.Try that.
Posted on Nov 22, 2007
That red tag is a shut off valve for the regulator. what you need to do is to try to get the red tag back on if it is not broke, look at the red tag because it snaps back on the regulator which has a hook for the red tag to fit in once it is in the red tag flips up in the on position and that opens the regulator to release the gas if it is in the down position once you have it one it will shut the gas flow off so make sure it is in the up position. If it is broke you have to replace the regulator.
Posted on Oct 20, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
The hot surface igniter will not come on - check igniter with a ohm meter,
you should have continuity through the glow bar, the glow bar can also
crack = new igniter time. The glow bar comes on but the main burner will
not light - you should have an amp probe
to check properly, but often this is a hot surface igniter problem. The
hot surface igniter often looses it's ability to get hot enough to open
the gas safety valve. The safety valve can fail, but most times it is
just a bad hot surface igniter. The hot surface igniter can also quit
part way through cooking , in other words the oven may cycle a couple of
times and then it just sits there with the red glow from the igniter.
See this service sheet
for the proper way and amp readings for the hot surface igniter system.
Hot surface igniters do weaken and will eventually generate less heat
than they normally could. When this happens they can still allow
marginally correct current to flow to the oven gas valve for it to open
but not get quite hot enough to ignite the gas burner immediately. When
this happens, gas released into the oven can sometimes build up to the
point where when finally ignited, the amount of gas lit can cause a
small explosion inside the oven or cause an odor of gas with out the
oven working. Yes, your glow bar igniter can glow orange-red and still
be bad!! How a common gas valve works - click here.
Let me know,if needed further assistance.
Hope i helped you.
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