Top burners work. Broiler works. Warmer tray works. But the oven does not. I can hear the igniter clicking. but it does not light the gas. There is a slight odor of gas.
It is taking the service guy forever to diagnose and come over and fix. He said that the wiring from the igniter must be scuffed and is shorting out weakening the spark. Does this make sense? If it does what do I need to do to fix this myself??
ANSWER Hello Steve,
You would want to test the gas valves and check to make sure that ignitor is in proper position in line with gas. The safety valve you would want to do an ohm reading from bake to common and from broil to common. The common is center terminal on valve. The resistance reading should be 216 ohms. If not within range then it would be a bad valve. The ignitor should draw 3.2 to 3.6 amps and if not positioned properly will not allow the gas to ignite. 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 | Wednesday, February 13, 2013