I guess my question is, what keeps the oven safety valve open on a Whirlpool DSI (Direct Spark Ignition) system?
Answer Richard, The DSI spark module W10331686 has a "flame safety circuit" built into the board circuitry. " Once the gas has ignited, the flame safety circuit will monitor the flame at the burner to make sure it is present. If a flame is not present at the burner, The DSI will allow the igniter to spark for 4 to 5 seconds. After three attempts to ignite, the DSI will perform an oven system "lockout". You'll have to cancel the cycle and start all over again. The gas valve W10293048 solenoids have to "open" before the ignition spark occurs, of course it's somewhat instantaneous for the valve solenoid to open and the sparking to occur and ignite the gas, and flame is established.
Oven does not light. Replaced igniter and gas safety valve still does not light. What else could it be?
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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!