Oven control doesn't light or operate oven. However, the boiler lights and works fine. Would this be due to a faulty sensor? Is there a means to test it? Is there something else I should look at?
Thanks for your input,
With the oven bake not lighting you will want to check the igniter to make sure that it is glowing. If it is not then test to make sure that there is 120 vac getting to the igniter. Test for 3.2-3.6 vac 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
Video was great for free standing oven. How do I repair a wall oven? Thanks
Answer Hello Linda,
If there is enough slack in the wiring for the sensor connector to be pulled through the rear wall of the unit and the new connector is pushed all the way through both steel panels, it can be done from inside the bake compartment. If the connector comes loose, the unit will have to be pulled from the installation and the rear panel removed to access the wiring.
The pilot light is lit, but the oven will not heat up when set on temperature ( the oven is a magic chef in wall gas model).
We would need to have the model number to be able to assist properly but most likely the thermal couple is what is causing the unit to not heat.
Oven takes a very long time to preheat, doesn't hold temperature and can smell gas can't hear oven kick on
Answer Mitzi, The first check needs to be at the bake burner igniter 74007498. A weak igniter can cause all the symptoms as you described. A properly operating igniter will usually glow "white hot" in 60 seconds and draws 3.2 to 3.6 amps which is required to open the safety valve. An igniter that glows orange or red produces approximately 2.8 to 3.0 amps and cannot open the valve properly, if at all.
It takes 25 minutes for my oven to preheat and after 30 minutes the internal temp of any thing is only about 155 degrees. Whill it is preheating the flame will go on and off.
Answer Hello Rocky. 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