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    • Part Number: AP3104565
    • MFG Part Number: 4342528
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About a month ago the top burners stopped igniting and we had to light them with a hand held igniter. Not too much of a problem just kind of annoying. Now for about the last week the oven or broiler do not turn on. No gas smell, no clicking, just the light indicator coming on saying heat. The oven is 15 years old. I'm not sure if both problems are related or 2 separate things ie. parts to replace.

Gil L for Model Number Sf315pebw

ANSWER Hello Gil, With the top burners not operating it could be a bad burner switch 3196690 or spark module 8053421. Most likely spark module. With the oven not working it could be a bad ignitor 4342528, oven control 8053988 or bad bake valve 3196544. To test to see which would be faulty. You would want to use a multi meter and check the continuity of the ignitor switches. With the gas turned off and the unit unplugged, check for continuity across the terminals of the burner switches while in the on position. If any read open with no continuity then you would need to replace the switch. If they check ok then you would want to replace the spark module. On the oven you will want to do an amp draw on the ignitor. With unit plugged in but gas still off turn the oven to bake. Do amp draw and see if bake ignitor comes on and if it gets between 3.2 and 3.6 amps. If it does not come on then check the ignitor for being broken. If not broken then you will want to test the circuit at the control board to make sure that it is sending power to the ignitor. If you check from positon p5 to P2 pin 4 you should get 120 vac. If not then control is bad. 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

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