My oven won't heat up past 100, I was told by a friend that the control valve gets stuck sometimes and to "bang" on it with a wooden spoon. This works and it heats up but is getting old. I have thought about replacing it but have seen where you guys talk about the igniter being bad instead. Now my oven will heat up but won't hold its temp for very long. Your thoughts.
ANSWER Hello Kevin. Test for 3.2-3.6 volts AC at the gas safety valve with the igniter turned on. If the voltage is there, you have a bad safety valve. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, March 12, 2013