My Oven turns on but does not stay on and I smell gas.
Answer Hello Sam. 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
The oven takes excessive time to pre-heat and then will not ignite to keep hot after reaching set temp. Have replaced the sensor probe, and the Broiler igniter works.
Answer Hello Darren. 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
The OEM ignitor who have listed doesnt state the cord length. #AP3963525. The old one I need to replace is about 12 inches.
Answer Hello stevesargent. The length is not listed. However, If it is to short, you can splice the wires using ceramic wire nuts on the wires of the igniter.
HOW TO INSTALL IGNITOR 316489401
Answer Daniels, Apparently you have a Frigidaire gas range, you forgot to attach a model number to your post. So here are the basics : To remove oven door: 1. The oven door is held to the oven door hinges by two screws. (One in each hinge.) 2. To remove the oven door remove the two screws. 3. Close the door to the broil stop position and lift up. Removing oven bottom: 1. Remove the two screws holding rear of the oven bottom to liner tabs and lift the rear of the bottom up and slide it back. Removing bake burner baffle: 1. Using a 3/8” socket remove the nut holding the baffle to the burner. 2. Remove the two screws holding the baffle to the front frame. Removing oven burner igniter:
1. Disconnect electrical power from range. 2. Remove oven bottom and burner baffle. 3. Remove the two screws holding the igniter to the
burner. These are basic instructions, and may not be exact to your range, but you'll have a place to start.
Wow that was a fast response, Thanks!!! Sorry for re-asking the same question, but can I not use the Broil's igniter (not the whole Assembly, just the heating part) and use it to replace the Bake's heating element part?
Answer Hi Joe. Your model # uses a bake igniter part # 316489400 and the broil igniter part # 316489401. They both use the same voltage(120vac) and the current draw needed to open the safety valve. There are only a few dollars between the 2-different parts. The difference is that the broil igniter has a totally exposed element as the bake igniter element is not exposed. The way the parts ane mounted and positioned into the flame will not work momentarily placed into one anther's intended position. Thank You.
are the oven and broiler ignitors interchangeable?
Answer Tonytone, In most cases(99%) Yes the igniters are interchangeable, There are a few ranges that use a different igniter on the broil burner. Had you supplied us a model number of yor range, we could be positive. Give it a try, as long as you don't crack or break the working igniter, you should be fine. Thanks and Good Luck