Recently, I moved back into a home that I had rented for almost two years. One thing I found was, the oven would have a gas smell when operating. Eventually, the oven would not maintain temp...the flame wouldn't reduce after reaching temp setting and I could smell a faint odor of gas. I have now started troubleshooting and upon turning on the gas supply valve (I had it turned off for safety as I didn't have the time to investigate at that time), I can hear the gas inside the stove hissing when nothing (except the supply valve)has been turned on...the oven was even unplugged. I shut off the gas, again, and removed the valve from the back of the oven... Part# Y-30148-23 (or NC-4175-5) looking to replace it as this is the only solution my limited experience in appliances can deduce. I guess I'm wanting to confirm this as the problem/solution before I order parts as I'm not an appliance repairman...just a well-rounded, mechanically inclined humble carpenter.
Answer Doc, Yes the WB21T10014,internal valve can "stick" and leak gas from the valve. It doesn't happen very often, But if you're sure all the brass fittings are tight and not leaking, (test with soapy water solution) and also check the regulator connections WB19T10073 then replace the valve
The broiler on this range will not operate on high. I replaced the igniter and the broiler lights fine but will only produce a low flame even when the button for high is activated.
Answer Hello Chris,
You will want to check the burner to make sure that the burner does not have any clogging. If the burner checks ok then it may be necessary to replace the oven safety valve WB21T10014.
My oven does not maintain the temperature. I do not know if its the thermostate or ingnitor and where is the thermostat?
Answer Hello Margaret,
You would want to check the resistance of the oven sensor. The sensor should have a resistance of 1100 ohms at room temperature. If it is outside of this by plus or minus 50 ohms. If outside this range then the tempature sensor WB21T10007 would 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 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
Replaced ignitor in oven and broiler. Oven works but broiler doesn't glow and no gas flow occurs.
Answer Hello Patti. Test for power coming to the igniter when set to broil. If there is no power there, replace the control. If there is power, and the igniter does not glow, you may have cracked it installing the new igniter. 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
Oven the Igniter is new. However no gas flow and the Igniter does not Glow. Broiler works
Answer Hello John. Test and see if there is power coming to the igniter. If not, you may need to replace the clock assembly WB27T11251. 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
What causes oven not to heat but broiler works. Oven igniter glows bout no gas flow
Answer Hello Alan, your bake oven ignitor WB13T10045 has to draw enough amps to open the gas valve. The ignitor has to glow bright red almost white for proper ignition. You might have to verify the igniter is still working properly, if not replace. Thanks!