The oven and broiler will not fire up. The igniter does glow but looks more orange. Do you think the igniter is bad and not glowing hot enough to open gas valve?
Answer Hello Michael. Test for 3.0-3.6 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
The ignitor does'nt spark when gas is on. I'm looking for the fuse generator but i cannot locate
Answer Thomas, This style oven ignitor does not "spark", it does glow. There is no fuse generator in the circuit, power to the ignitor is supplied from the ERC/Clock relay, to the igniter and it starts to glow,until it produces 3.2 to 3.6 VAC or draws 3.2 to 3.6 amps on the circuit, to the gas safety valve, then the valve opens and the ignition occurs. You msy need to remove the oven bottom psnel and check the igniter for a "closed" circuit, cracks, or damage, and 120 VAC from the control on the two wires to the igniter. Here's some meter usage information if you need it, [http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html], Thanks and Good Luck
The ignighter glows orange, but burner does not go on.
Answer Hello Marty. Test and see if there is 3.0-3.4 volts AC at the safety valve when the igniter is turned on. If the voltage is low, the igniter 318177710 is weak and 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
The igniter dose not glow. How would I check it to be faulty?
Answer Hi Earl. A cold ignitor reads between 75-800 ohms. It is checked by clamping on one wire leads going to the gas valve with your amp probe. In calling for heat, you wiil need to have 3.2-3.6 amps within 30-45 sec. to open the gas valve. It will also glow a white hot instead of a orange color. This part # is 318177710. Thank you.
What should the amps be to open the gas valve on ingniter # 318177710?
Answer Hello John. There should be 3.2 to 3.6 volts AC or 3.2 to 3.6 Amps on the igniter wire at the gas valve with the igniter on. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DM1. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html