Hi. I replaced the igniter (74008064) for my KichenAid KGRS205TSS range. The igniter heats up and the gas starts flowing, but it still won’t light up after 5 min (you can smell the gas). I cleaned all the holes. Also I can turn on the oven manually, so it looks there is enough gas flow to keep the oven on, but not enough to turn it on automatically via the igniter. Any idea what the problem is?
ANSWER Hi. Verify the ignitor still ohms out to 50-400 ohms cold. A new ignitor can have a hairline crack in the middle. It is very rare because the manufacturers have worked hard to triple wrap the ignitor for this shipping issue. You need 120 vac to the ignitor. Measure the Safety Valve part # 12002604 for 3.2-3.5 ac volts. If it is there and the ignition takes longer then 30-45 seconds then replace the Safety Valve. If the voltage is lower then replace the ignitor part # 74007498. Make sure all connection's are clean and tight. Adjust the air shutter on the burner is closed all the way to the stop screw. Do not close the shutter but insure the shutter adjustment loop end is opened fully under the stop screw. Make sure the safety valve manual shut off lever is turned off and back on all the way. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, November 27, 2012