my whirlpool oven, model sf305peen, is not working. the top burners work fine but, the oven will not turn on, no gas is entering, of course, no gas smell or build-up, just nothing. explain ignighter, vs gas.
Answer Deborah, Since the top burners work, gas supply is not the issue. Your range regulator / valve assembly 3196544 doesn't have an isolation valve, so gas supply to the oven burner is not the issue. When you select a temperature on the thermostat or ERC/Clock, the circuit closes and produces 120 VAC to the igniter, the igniter should start to glow, when the igniter glows long enough to produce 2.5 to 3.0 amps (round igniter) usually takes less than 60 seconds, the amperage draw causes the internal bi metal switch, in the safety valve to open and the burner ignites (the igniter produces approx.2300 dgrs. F. if operating properly). If the igniter glows, but does not produce the proper amperage, the burner won't ignite. 95 % of gas oven cooking or temperature issues are attributed to weak or inoperative igniters.
The ignitor switches keep clicking on all the burners when you light up only one and the flame is very low when it finally lights
Answer Hello Molly,
You will first want to do a continuity check on the ignitor switches 3191334. Unplug unit and test each switch for continuity. They should all read open. If you have one that reads closed then you have a bad switch and it would need to be replaced. If this checks ok look for a short to ground on the wiring to the spark module. If this checks ok then you will want to replace the spark module 8053421. 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
In detail,how do you install spARK MODULE AP3031050 on cooktop. Does cooktop have to be turned over to get to the module ? can you supply a detailed in-stallation sheet ?
Answer Gary, If the cooktop was installed properly, you'll be able to lift the cooktop surface off the burner box, after you remove the burners, grates, caps and burner bases.We will be sending you the information you'll need to perform the access and repair to your cooktop
I have no spark on any of the stove top burners. I am assuming it is the spark module. Can you provide detail instructions on how to replace it? Do you have the service manual? Thanks. Gerry.
Answer Gerard, Your Spark Module 8053421 is located inside the control panel, You will need to slide the range out, turn off the gas and unplug the power cord, and remove the control assembly back cover panel. You'll find the spark module in the right corner area of the assembly, when you look inside. We'll send you the information we have based on the model number you supplied. Thanks