My oven does not light.
Answer Hello Ron,
Check the breaker. Check for power at the receptacle. Check for the ignitor glowing. if the ignitor glows, check the amperage draw by placing the clamp on amp meter onto one of the wires going to the ignitor. This has to read 3.2 to 3.6 amps of current. If it doesn't, replace the ignitor 9758079. If it does, replace the safety valve W10293048.
Why does my ignitor on my Whirlpool wall oven quit right before Thanksgiving or Christmas every year for the past 5 years. I don't think I should have to replace this thing annually.
Answer Larry, I agree with you every year is qa bit much, but, remember, the igniter itself is pretty fragile ans suseptible to vibration and bangs. If the igniter works, then becomes weak and won't open the safety valve, you need to look for a wiring issue, loose connection, proper polarity and voltage supply. If it is broken or cracked, you need to consider a usge or cleaning issue. Thanks and Good Luck
My oven will not light. The ignitor produces a glow and the broiler works fine. What part/parts do I need to correct this problem? Thanks
Answer Hello Larry. 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. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html