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    • Part Number: AP4096256
    • MFG Part Number: 74007498
    • Made by: Whirlpool
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Both of the igniters glow but when I set the bake preheat, it takes a couple of minutes before the gas valve will open. When it gets up to temperature, and then needs to add more heat, it takes a couple of minutes again before the gas valve will open. I haven’t set the broil and waited for it to turn on but the gas valve does not open within 30 seconds of turning it on. I read 3.0 Amps on the Bake Igniter but I read that it is uncommon for both to fail at the same time. I haven’t used the Broil at all on the oven so it may have been bad for a while? Anyway, I just wanted to make sure this wouldn’t be a different issue before I ordered the part. The burners on the top work fine. This problem occurred quickly, it worked just fine one day and within two days I noticed it.

Chritz for Model Number Not sure, Oven came with house.(Built in 1997)

ANSWER Hello Chritz, You have to read 3.2 to 3.6 amps for the ignitor to be considered a good part. Since the amperage is so low, I have to assume that the ignitors are need of replacement. You need to find the model number in order to look up the correct replacement part. 

Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com   |   Friday, April 27, 2012

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