My oven is experiencing similar issues as what I've been reading here. My oven can take hours to get to temp and at times smell gas when it's trying to get to temp. I have found that banging the oven door helps and not sure if it's the bang or airflow is causes that get's the burner to ignite, but only for a few moments then off. I put a volt meter on the violet line coming from the gas valve and turned the oven on, it slowly increased in volts to a max of 2.8 and the burner did ignite after about 8 minutes, then quickly turned off, an no change in the voltage. So is the gas valve that's the culprit or is it the bake igniter, which has always glowed when trying to start? Thanks in advance for any insight!
ANSWER Russ, You're on track. 2.* VAC at the terminals of the safety/bake valve, is not enough voltage to open the bi metal switch in the valve. 3.2 to 3.6 VAC, are required. So, you have a weak bake igniter and need to replace it 31940001. Thanks and Good Luck
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, April 17, 2012