My GE gas range comes up to temp fine then starts to re-ignite causing mini blasts inside the oven. GE replaced the ignitor but the oven still keeps re-igniting while in use.I am scared the oven could blow. It gets hot fine then smells like gas and has mini blasts especially when you open the door. Thanks in advance.
Answer Roy, Before you replace anything, do you have the same issue when the broil burner is used ? We wouldn't expect the new igniter to have an issue, but a loose connection in the wiring, or a dirty or defective bake burner WB16T10022 The flame on the burner, in the area of the igniter must be large or long enough to heat the igniter enough to maintain the resistance in the circuit to keep the oven safety valve open and maintain the flame.
We replaced the oven igniter and it works great now. We can still smell propane in oven. We checked for leaks but could find none.
Answer Hello Don,
The presence of the propane additive odor is normal in a gas unit when the unit is first lit. The gas escapes when the gas valve is opened and it takes several seconds to light. If you have checked for leaks with lightly soaped water, (one teaspoon to a quart of water), and no bubbles were observed, the odor you are experiencing is probably from the normal operation of the ignition system. If you are terribly worried, most utility boards will come out and check for free.
Oven igniter glowing, but oven sometimes takes 45 minutes to light, and very slight oder of propane.
Answer Hello Don. 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