I replaced an igniter model 501A 98005652. However, on turning on the baker it made an explosion on igniting. What is the cause and remedy. Thank you
Answer Hello Dunny,
This is normally caused by the burner having a stopped up hole where the ignitor should be lighting the gas. It can however, be caused by a bad gas valve.
There is power to the clock, the iginitor is brand new from appliance parts. could it still be damaged? is there anything else that it could be?
Answer Steve, The igniter could have gotten damaged in shipping, they are pretty fragile. You can check the igniter for 85 to 95 ohms resistance with a multi meter. Then you'll need to check for 120 VAC out from the clock to the igniter when a bake or broil selection is made. Because you have voltage into the clock, it doesn't mean you have voltage out of the clock.
Starting up oven sometimes works and then sometimes won't.Oven igniter works.Iseewhite sparks
Answer Buhbuh, Is there any problems with the cooktop burners igniting, if not you'll need to check the gas valve assembly W10293048 for resistance and DC voltage from the DSI spark module W10331686. On the gas valve terminals, you should have a resistance reading of 215 ohms resistance from the center terminal to each of the outside terminals. Then reattach the wires, set your meter to read DC voltage and attach the meter lead to the center terminal and make a bake selection on the control. You should have a reading of 8 to 18 DCV to the outside gas valve terminals (the higher the voltage the better). Since the issue is intermittent, you probably have a weak DSI spark module.
I am geeing a F2 code on my range.I have change the temperature rod but the code is still coming on.Can you tell me what else I can do?
Answer Hello Bill. An F2 error code means Oven temp is too high.
1. Look for welded relay contacts on bake or broil relays. If this happens, replace oven control (also called clock or ERC).
2. For SELF CLEAN models: check door lock operation.
3. Look for a high resistance connection or any other cause of high resistance in the oven temperature sensor circuit. Check sensor, sensor harness and sensor harness connection at sensor and oven control. Replace sensor if found defective.
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If connections are good it sounds like the board will need to be replaced. The electronic control for your model is Part# W10312660
Our oven doesn't seem to get hot enough, and we smell a little gas sometimes. I suspect the ignitor. Sound like a good guess?
Answer Hello Will. 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