Back in november 25tht I replaced the igniter on a Frigidaire oven, only to have it go bad again. Any help with what may be going on? I only got to enjoy a thanksgiving turkey out of the new igniter. Any help is appreciated !
Answer Oven woes, Remove the igniter and check the black carborundum area of the igniter. If there is a white colored spot, that would indicate a crack in the igniter. That could have occurred during shipping. It is not unusual to find a defective igniter in the box. They are pretty fragile.
Of course you need to check and make sure the wiring isn't pinched or shorted to the chassis, also.
Stove makes a puffing sound when oven is on igniter glows red.
Answer Hello Bill. 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
My oven ignitor is bad. The parts list calls out for a GE WB2X9154 round style, I have a GE WB13K21 square style. It fits the mounting bracket and lights the oven. Is there an operational difference that could cause an issue?
Answer Hello Don,
The primary difference is the amperage needed to heat the ignitor to the temperature necessary to ignite the gas. The round one will light the gas sooner and this should make a difference when cooking by recipe. The round one WB2X9154 should be installed in this unit.
The oven will not light. The igniters glow, but only draw 2.7 amps and they are to draw 3.3 to 3.6 amps to allow the gas valve to open. Would I be correct in thinking the igniters need to be replaced?
Answer Hello Joe
You are correct. There has to be enough current drawn by the ignitor to build a strong enough electromagnetic field in the coils to open the gas valves. If the amperage draw is low, the ignitor is normally weak and in need of replacement.