Top broiler lights up, but bake doesn't come on. Controller says prelite.
Answer Hello Lucy. You need to test for power from the control to the bake. If it is not there, replace the controller. 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
Our oven smells like gas when not in use. Its a faint gas smell that is mostly present inside the oven only. We have checked all the connections and no leaks. Is there a way to check the safety valve to see if it failed in an open/partial position?
Answer Jspreer, Yes, there is a way to gas leak the safety valve, But if all the other connections are not leaking, and the range has not been pushed back against the shut off valve, causing it to leak, then you'll need to remove the bake burner assembly 316404400 oven bottom and flame spreader and dab or apply a coating of warm soapy water to the orifice and valve body and check for "bubbles" from the seams and orifice, make sure you also remove power to the range.