When I turn on the oven is not lighting right away and I can smell gas. It does light and no problems once it is on? Should I replace the igniter? Thanks
Answer Hello Betty,
If the ignitor were the issue the circuit would never draw the current required to open the gas valve. Since you are smelling gas, I would suspect that either the gas valve is opening before it should or the bake burner is in need of replacement. This would point to the gas valve as the issue. If you check the units' I.D. tag for the model number, you can look up the part number and price or if you would rather, you can call us at 1-877-477-7278 with the model number and one of our representatives can look up the part number and price for you.
I have a electric oven and when u turn it on to bake and set the desired temp the burner kicks on and heats oven to desired temp. Right now it is not working at all. Any suggestions thanks?
You will want to test for 3.2-3.6 amps 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