My Whirlpool gas range's bake function started to act up after a grease spill, so it seams. The top burners work just fine. The broiler lights up immediately with no problem, but the bake does not. Sometimes it would light right away with a little 'spoof' ignition sound, but sometimes it takes several attempts for it. And lately it would either not light up at all or, the worst, it would not reignite during a baking cycle, so the temperature is not maintained. I can hear 3-4 igniter clicks each time, I can hear the gas hissing, but the oven does not light up, then I can smell some gas. I read here that there could be an issue with losing good ground between panels because of the spill and so the igniter is not able to get its proper spark or it could be a faulty igniter (I hope it's that, the part is pretty cheap and seems straightforward to replace on my own) or something else, not sure. From what I've let you know, how do you recommend I proceed to diagnose the problem further? Thanks.
While the oven igniter could most certainly be the issue with the unit, you will also want to check to make sure that none of the grease got into the ports of the burner itself. If this has happened then it will need to be cleaned out. If the issue then continues to occur it may be necessary to replace the burner or igniter.
The oven on my Whirlpool Accubake will heat up and cycle a few time, then stop. The temperature display will read 350 F, but the oven is cooling off. Very frustrating when baking. The spark ignitor lights right away when testing. Does anyone have an idea what the problem is?
Answer Sally, There are a couple of possibilities. The gas valve solenoids W10293048 could be weak and "drop out" of the circuit after a few cycles.
The DSI spark module W10331686 could also develop a weakness and could reduce the DCV to the valve and interrupt the ignition process.
At this point it sounds more like a weak gas valve solenoid.
Hi, My oven is not lighting consistently. The spark ignitor will click but not light the oven. Sometimes it will work after the gas dissipates and we try to light it again. Replaced the ignitor with a new one this morning but we have the same issue. Also, once cooking at 450F it heated up and then did not hold temperature and cooled off. Would this be the spark module? This stinks only 13 month old oven?
Answer Jim, The spark module W10331686 is one possibility. but you also need to check the gas valve solenoids for resistance and voltage from the module. when the oven is attempting to ignite there should be 8 to 18 volts DC across the gas valve solenoids from the spark module.
and each solenoid should have a resistance of 215 ohms resistance across the terminals. You may want to operate the oven for a few minutes before you start testing the voltage and resistances, That way the wek part would have time to malfunction to make the tests a bit easier, and results more accurate.
My oven and broiler does not work, my stove top works just fine. When I push the bake and the start button I hear 1 click and when I push the broil and start button I hear 1 click in the top panel and 2 clicks in the oven. I don't smell any gas and my oven does not ignite. Can you help with my problem?
You will need to check voltage to the spark module when the unit is turned on to bake. On the spark module you will need to check for 120 vac between J1-6 and J1-4 pins on the spark module. If there is not 120 vac then the spark module is bad. You will then want to check for DC voltage between Pins J1-1 and J1-2 which is for bake for between 8-18VDC. If there is not 8-18vdc then the spark module is bad. If there is not correct voltage then the spark module is bad. If there is between 8-18 vdc then you will need to replace the safety valve. 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