Top burners and broil work. When I turn on the oven, the ignitor glows strong, and the oven lights. After about 10 seconds, the flame sputters, I hear a vibrating noise, and the flame goes on and off in rapid succession. I tap the safety valve or lines lightly, the flame gets strong again but only for a second. Can the valve go bad even if the broiler still works? What connections should I use to check continuity? What readings should I look for? Should I leave the wires attached to the valve when I do this? Thanks!
ANSWER Hello Pat,
It is very possible to have the broil part of gas valve working but not the bake. You can test your amp draw on the ignitor to ensure that it is good. Amp draw should be between 3.2 to 3.6 amps. If you are getting a lower ampdraw then the iginitor is bad and needs to be replaced. If you test the gas valve with the leads off then you should have 216 ohms between bake and common. If not then the valve is faulty.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, December 26, 2012