I think I have a bad valve/regulator on my stove. Sometimes when I try to light the oven, I see the igniter glow, but smell gas and the oven doesn't light. We had a repairman out for something else and he said that the valve sometimes sticks and if I just tap on it when it is trying to light, it un-sticks the valve. He showed me which part to tap on and it looks just like the picture shown. When it comes to eventually replacing this part, is this something that the average do-it-yourselfer can do, or is this an official repairman install? I would really like to not blow myself up.
ANSWER Hello Kevin. Test for 3.2-3.6 volts AC at the gas safety valve with the igniter turned on. If the voltage is there, you have a bad safety valve. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter will need to be replaced. 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, November 14, 2012