I checked the voltage at the igniters on the gas safety valve for the oven and broiler. They were 2.5 and 3.0 volts with the igniters on. I was told they had to be 3.2 to 3.6 volts and if the voltage was lower the safety valve was bad.
I replaced the safety valve and the oven and broiler will still not work. The new safety valve voltage was only 2.2 volts with the igniter on.
Any suggestions on what the problem might be?
Answer Hello Dave,
The measurements you should be taking at the ignitor is actually the amperage, not the voltage. The ignitor should be drawing from 3.2 amps to 3.6 amps. Less than 3.2 amps of current and the ignitor requires replacement. I use a clamp on ampmeter TJCL1100 to take the measurement because it is impossible to measure current with a meter with leads without breaking the circuit and putting the meter in series with the circuit.
Kenmore Elite Gas Range.
Does anyone now how do you get to the gas safety valve in the oven to check voltage on the Ignitor, with ignitor on?
Answer Hello Dave790. You should be able to remove the drawer from the bottom of the unit and access the valve to test and see if it is good.
Can a safety valve be repaired?
Answer Hello Julia. No, if a safety valve 316031400 is bad, you will need to replace the valve on the unit. They can not be repaired.