The oven didn't heat properly tonight. Broil works good. Checked igniter on lower manifold and it seems to take long to ignite. Is there a way to test if we have an igniter problem or some other problem? We've had this unit since new about a year and a half.
Answer Cam, You have " Hot Surface" glow bar igniters in your oven 7432P136-60 . The best and easiest way to check the igniter is with a "clamp on" ammeter, clip the arm around one of the igniter wires and program a bake cycle. You should read a 3.2 to 3.6 amp draw on the meter in approximately 30 to 40 seconds, if not, or it takes too long, it is an indication of a "weak" or inoperative igniter. Weak igniters account for 95 % of gas oven temperature issues, so it's a pretty common issue.
Oven is slow to ignite and you can smell gas occasionally. Does the igniter need to be replaced?
Answer Hello Rick. 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
Oven very slow to heat up and flame on oven very small.
Answer Hi Ed. You will need to replace the oven gas valve part # 9755424.The igniter is part # 9753108.Thank you.