My bottom oven stopped working. So I replaced the T-stat it didn't help, The igniter works, the gas didn't come on so I replaced the control valve. The oven came on an heated up to 269 (it was set for 350) an stopped. Now what ? The Electronic Control panel has burned out on this stove before, I have replaced it 2 times already. Could it be the Control panel again ???
Answer Thomas, No, at this point the control doesn't seem to be the issue. At this point as with most gas ranges, you'll need to check or replace the oven burner igniter 7432P143-60. It is probably weak and malfunctioning. The burner igniter can come on, and glow orange, and appear to be working. But the igniter has to glow "white" hot to open the gas safety valve. If you can access a clamp on ammeter, when you turn the oven on, and the glow bar is glowing, it has to draw 3.2 to 3.6 amps in order to open the valve. Anything lower or intermittent will not allow the oven to ignite and heat consistently.
Hello I checked gas valve when I turned on broiler setting,I had 3.3 at valve and when I tried bake setting 0 at gas valve. If igniter works on broil that should be good for bake. So I'm thinking bad gas valve, from earlier question you said weak igniter? If low voltage? Hope to hear from you soon.
Answer Hi Wayne. Tend to lean with a bad gas valve also. Just wanted you to check the igniter to see if it had a hairline crack /shipment. Is the gas valve ohmming out @ closed= .01 ohms or so? Coil resistence should be 0-ohms. Are you referring to 3.3 vac (ac volts?), or amps? You should get 3.2-3.6 amps at the gas valve, if not replace the igniter. Are you getting 120vac to the igniter terminals ? Thank you.