When I turn on the oven in my Maytag stove, I smell gas, after a minute or two there is a big whoosh as the oven lights, once even pushing open the oven door. Once it is on it works fine.
Answer Hello S.N.,
I a situation such as this, you need to do a thorough inspection of the burner area. If the burner looks stopped up or deteriorating or in any way malformed or defective, the burner should be replaced. The ignitor and the safety valve should be replaced any way. The burner is of primary concern because if it isn't dropping gas on the ignitor properly, too much gas will accumulate before the gas actually ignites. If it were mine, I would replace the safety valve, the ignitor, and the burner. I would strongly recommend the same for any of my customers.
I have an Oven that will not come on unless I tap the Oven Gas Valve with a screwdriver or some such tool. Is it a failure of the Gas Valve PN 98014893? The ignitor glows red when I turn on the Oven and Also at times I get a real small oven flame.
Answer Hello John. It sounds like you actually are forcing the valve open when you tap it. You could have a weak igniter 98005652, when you turn the oven on it should glow a bright red almost white. If it's not drawing the proper amperage it will not satisfy the valve and open. Hope this helps!
The oven stays on all the time. The only way to turn it off is if I unplug it from the wall outlet. If I plug it back in, it comes on again. While the flames are on I cant control it.
Answer Hello David,
This sounds like the start button is stuck on the clock WB27T10469. Either that or the bake relay is stuck. Either way, the same part is causing the same failure. The start button and the bake relay are on the clock.
Does this part work for all whirlpool ovens?
Answer Hello George. No, the safety valve 98014893 does not fit all whirlpool ovens. We will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx
The gas stove top works fine but the oven does not. When I turn the oven on nothing happens. The ignitor does not glow and there is no gas. I tested the ignitor and it is working properly, is it the gas valve or could it be some other ciruit.
Answer Hello Mike. You need to test for power coming to the igniter when the oven is turned on. If there is no power to the igniter, you will need to test and see if the control board on the unit is working properly and sending out the voltage. If not, you will need to replace the clock assembly in the oven. 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
Lately our oven does not heat up to the temp set on the display. Is this the safey valve or the igniter?
Answer Hello Tom. 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 98014893. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter 98005652 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