My GE Gas oven quit working today. First the ignitor would glow but would the gas would not flow. The only way to get the gas flowing in the burner was to ignite a top burner. Now nothing happens. Is this a problem with the ignitor, safety valve, or thermostat?
It sounds like it could be a bad igniter but you will want to test the system to make sure of the correct part failure. 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, April 16, 2013