Does the igniter bar glow continuously when the oven is on? This would result in a 3.2 to 3.6 amp draw continuously when the oven is in use. Thanks.
ANSWER Hello Jerry,
Actually, when the thermostat is satisfied, the circuit is broken and the ignitor cools while the gas valve is closed. When the thermostat cools and re-establishes continuity, the circuit is re-energized, and the ignitor starts heating up again. Then when the amperage reaches 3.2 to 3.6 amps, the gas valve is opened again and the process repeats.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, July 26, 2012