Range is propane. Oven had been slow to ignite for several years. Igniter glows but the gas valve appears not to open for a long time. Last week it would not come on so I removed the broiler drawer and taped on the valve with a yard stick. The burner came on and worked normally till cooking was done. This worked several times for cooking. So I ordered AP4102463 valve. I now think I should have ordered AP4285640. The valves look the same but the mounting bracket is different. I installed the valve and it did not come on so I tapped it with the yard stick and it starts to light burner and then go off. Was unable to get the burner to come on fully or to stay partially lit with tapping it. Igniter glows a very bright red. I measured the resistance of the igniter and it reads 270 ohms. I turned off the gas and measured the voltage drop across the valve with the igniter glowing and the voltage drop across the terminals is 2 volts and there is no voltage drop across the oven control. Incoming voltage was reading 128 volts AC. Igniter appearance seems normal. Any idea why the valve does not open or my burner does not come on.
ANSWER Hi Don. It sounds like the regulator part # Y0063684 or you can also us part # Y0063684 has become weak. You invert the cap when you install it so it will be changed to propane. Make sure the outside of the cap (under the plastic cap) will say LP. You had 120 vac at the valve because it was reading a open coil. The new regulator should be fine if the regulator is freshly supplied. You need to un bolt the bake burner assy. Un hook the ignitor wires and make sure no burner tube hole are plugged. Thank You.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, January 21, 2012