My oven recently stopped lighting, although the igniter was glowing red. When we tapped on the burner just above the safety valve, then it would light. I assumed from this that it was a bad safety valve. I pulled the wires off the safety valve and checked for continuity across it, which it has. Does this indicate that the valve is good, or could there be a problem/blockage in the valve orifice, and not necessarily an electrical issue?
I also noticed that the pressure regulator valve above has a "switch" that when I cycle up/down lights the oven. This makes me wonder if this is the culprit and not the safety valve. If this is the case, why did the oven light when I tapped near the safety valve? Any suggestions?
ANSWER Hello David,
You would want to do an amp draw on the ignitor. You should get 3.2 to 3.6 amps. If you do not get this reading then you would want to replace the ignitor. If you have proper voltage then it would be a bad safety valve.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, January 10, 2013