I had to tap on gas valve to get oven to lite. Replaced gas valve. After few months,it is having the same problem. What is wrong ?
Answer Hi Larry. Sorry you have such a problem over and over. My mind immediately goes to the part which "calls'" the valve to open this part is the oven ignitor. This part # is 74007498. Since they work in conjunction with one another, and with you having to tap on the valve, have you contacted your local gas co. to see if they are supplying you with the correct pressures? Have you added or have any other gas appliances repaired in the home also. Hope this helps. Thank you.
Answer Hello Fishy. It sounds like the valve is good, and you did recieve the correct one for your serial number. However if the igniter 74007498 is weak, it will shut the valve on and off. You will need to replace the igniter to see if this resolves the problem. Hope this helps.