I have a SR379 whirlpool gas range. The burners and broiler work fine. During the preheat cycle, the gas clicks on and off never reaching the desired temp. This problem occurred after cleaning the oven then turning the gas off for a few months. After running the burners on top for a few minutes (in case there was air in the line) the preheat cycle worked, but the problem reoccurred again later that day. The sensor on top is clean without residue. I just can't pinpoint the issue. Any suggestions?
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Re: unable to preheat
You need to replace the temp. sensor. It's not reading correctly. These occasionally go when you use the self clean as the range gets up as high as 900 degrees. Replace it and it will solve the problem
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It sounds like you may have a Whirlpool gas range. If so it is more that likely the burner assembly itself. The electrode attached to the burner gets to where it will light during the preheat but then once it starts to cycle the spark module tries three times to light the burner and then shuts down. the burner assembly comes as one unit with the electrode attached.
sounds like an issue with the spark module, altough that module tends to be really relliable.i would try removing pawer to te unit. checking the outlet for proper grounding,and replugging unit see if that works for you