The oven doesn't bake anymore. Seems the bottom igniter has gone bad. However, replacing igniter doesn't seem to be a simple job to me. Back and bottom panels need come off first. Is there any suggestion or should I call for the professionals?
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The problem beleive it or not is that the bake igniter is weak ,and it is not drawing the proper amprage to open the gas valve.If you have a amp meter access the wires to the bake igniter(usually behind the storage drawer) and check for 3.3-3.6 amps when oven is set to bake by clamping the meter around ONE wire wire of igniter make sure only one wire,either one and not both. if amp draw less than 3.3-3.6 amps replace bake igniter. I know it seems improbable that if the igniter comes on that it could be the problem.Professional appliance technicians who would charge a average of $250.00 to repair your oven,have found when the igniter comes on yet the oven won't heat that a weak igniter is the cause 100% of the time
FOR THE SURFACE BURNER NOT LIGHTING
The holes on the burner espically those around where the electrode are dirty/clogged. By using a paper clip/safety pin to push in and clear the holes then clean the burner up with some steel wool the burner should light.
Yes the lower element of a electric oven is the bake element,the upper on is broil element, The most usual thing why it doesnt heat is a broken element. Does a part of it look smooth and a part real rough and ragged looking If a part of it looks ragged and rough the element is bad,it should not be bulged out anywhere of it. it should look smooth and uniform If it does seem to be not uniform anywhere on it,replace bake element
your oven ignitor has gone bad, its located at the bottom of the oven and tells the gas too turn on and light the oven, fairly simple to replace, once on has researched it online.[ youtube videos] i just replaced ours last fall a week before thanksgiving. i hope this helps
pull out the racks and remove the bottom floor of the oven,turn it on bake,if the ignitor doesn't glow most likely it's bad,if it does glow and it doesn't ignite within 40 to 60 seconds the ignitor is bad.even though it glows doesn't mean it's good,it works by amps.it takes 3.2 amps.for a flat ignitor to open the gas valve and 2.5 amps for a round ignitor to open the gas valve.
The igniter is in 'series' with the gas coil that operates the gas valve. The gas coil is probably bad. You can replace the coil not the whole valve. Go to repair clinic.com and put in the model number and they will have it.
Does the oven ignitor "glow" when turned on but no flame appears? does this model have an actual broil burner ? or does it just have a broil drawer at the bottom ? If it has a broil burner up top of the oven, does it ignite ? It could be the clock/timer, but rarely. If the "bake" ignitor glows, but the burner doesn't ignite, or ignites slowly and/or a "sputtering" flame, replacing the bake ignitor should solve the problem.
Swap the broil and bake ignitors(they are both the same) see if the bake works. If the oven bake works then you need only replace the ignitor. If it does not then I would say you should check the valve for continuity. If open, bad gas valve. If continuity is detected, bad oven control.