When you turn on the oven the burner is delayed but will lite, however the flame never extends above burner and oven does not get hot. I was going to replace the safety valve on the oven thinking that is the problem. I was wondering if i needed to convert anything on the new part for propane? Also am i heading in the right direction?
ANSWER Hello Jeff,
You need to check the broil burner first. If it lights normally, there is no need in changing the safety valve. The issue is most commonly the ignitor. You see, the ignitor must draw from 3.2 to 3.6 amps of current before the safety valve can open. This is the current required to form the necessary electromagnetic field to open the safety valve against the force of the safety valves' closure spring. If the broil burner starts normally, the issue in with the current draw and will have nothing to do with the safety valve itself.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, November 14, 2012