I recently ordered and installed the AP4012072 Igniter for my Kenmore oven. Initially it worked fine but gave off a strong gas odor. Shortly thereafter, it stopped heating and only glows with a noticeable smell of gas. What could the problem be?
Answer Big Kev, A new oven igniter should be producing the 3.2 to 3.6 amps required to open the safety valve, but you may want to recheck the amps with a clamp on ammeter. Check for loose wire connections, check and make sure all the openings in the oven burner are clean and free of debris or clogs, and the igniter is properly aligned to the burner ignition openings on the side of the burner.
Hi my oven smells like gas and temp is off I replaced igniter and now oven wont turn on at all.
The most likely cause of gas smell with the oven in the off position would be a bad safety valve. You will want to check to see if the igniter is getting power to it. There should be 120 vac coming to the terminals of the igniter. If there is not 120 vac then you will need to check to make sure that there is 120 vac from black to chassis ground. If there is then you are loosing your neutral and will need to check to see were you are loosing power.
I need an igniter for my oven. I just want to make sure I'm ordering the right one. If it's not can I send it back? does it have a plug on it? Can you tell I'm a novice? Thank You
Answer Hello Stan,
The ignitor you were looking at (AP4012072) is the correct one. It does come with a connector on it. If the connector doesn't fit your model, you may have to cut it off and use the ceramic wire nuts. If you need to, there is a video to watch below the part that shows the ignitors' installation.
I set the temp for 350 deg, when it gets there, the burner will not come on again to hold the temp. If I have a defective igniter, what is the part # for a new one? This is a Hardwick gas range M#cpf9843k a659a.
Answer Joe, It does sound like you probably have a weak oven igniter. You could check to see that the igniter draws 3.2 to 3.6 amps, when glowing with a "clamp on" ammeter. The correct part number for the igniter is 7432P036-60 based on the model number you supplied. The 12400035 will also work in your range, it is a "universal" igniter and can be modified as needed to fit and work in most ranges.
The igniter sparks, but wont ignite the flame.
Answer Ken, Make sure all the venturi openings around the top of the burner are clean, remove the burner(twist it 90 degrees counterclockwise, and lift it out of the cook top) and check the orifice to see if it's clogged with grease or debris. Is the ignition spark a bright blue or white in color and does it spark in one spot consistently or is the spark erratic and striking in various locations. Can the burner be lit with a match, and does it appear and adjust ( high, medium ,low) properly.