I have a Hotpoint gas oven, top burners work fine but my oven and broiler will not heat or come on at all. Control knob light comes on but nothing works. Could this be the control panel has gone out.
The issue would most likely be in the gas valve and you will want to test for 3.2-3.6 amps 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
I have no oven or broiler, Hotpoint RGB745BEA2AD. Both ignitors, oven temp. sensor, and gas safety ohm out. I am leaning toward a control board, however I just read something about a "weak" ignitor. What does Appliancepartspros.com think about the issue? Thank You
Answer Hi Jeff. Make sure you have 120 vac out from the BA (bake) relay and the BR (broil) relays on the board as you ask for each command. If the board does not have output then replace the control board part # WB27K10140. Make sure all connections to the igniters are clean and tight. A weak igniter may ohm ok, but have a minute crack too small to see that opens during heating. The igniters crack in the middle. Bake igniter is part # WB2X9154. The broil igniter is part # WB2X9154. Make sure you have 120 vac to the Safety valve part # WB19K14. If you have 120 vac at the safety valve and it does not open then replace the valve. Remove one wire from the terminal of the safety valve and ohm it out. It should read 1 ohm. Make sure it is not open and cannot open the gas valve. Measure the glow bar resistance between 50-150 ohms cold. Thank You.