Is the clock responsible for any igniting function of the oven?
ANSWER Hello Karen,
The clock contains the control circuits that turn on and off the bake and broil elements, so the answer to your question is yes. Once the control circuit is activated, the relay on same sends voltage to the ignitor. As the ignitor heats up, voltage is sent to the coils on the gas valve which builds an electromagnetic field. When the current flow through the ignitor reaches from 3.2 to 3.6 amps, the magnetic field generated in the gas valve coils become strong enough to open the gas valve and you have ignition. When the unit cycles or is turned off, the electromagnetic field breaks down and the gas valve closes itself since it contains a spring that holds it shut until the process repeats.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, August 30, 2012