Oven Ignition

Old 07-07-03, 01:00 PM
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gas oven won't lite

6yr. old kenmore gas stove model no. 790.77471790 self cleaning.
When trying to lite bake oven, the electric ingitor lites but the gas valve won't open. The broiler igniter opens the gas valve ok.
It's just the bake oven that won't work.
Old 07-07-03, 08:44 PM
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Hello capeman and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

Very common problem. Most likely a weak glowing hot surface ignitor. Replacing it often resolves the problem. Read already asked questions on ovens with the same or similar problems.

Doing so will provide you with enough information to determine what the problem is and how to correct it.

A hot glowing surface ignitor, working correctly, will glow an intense bright yellow orange in color. Any reddish color or a dull orange color indicates the glow coil is weak.

Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

For more detailed information etc. read the recent postings within this forum. The questions already asked describe like or similarly related problem descriptions as your question.

These prior postings and all the replies offered within them contain almost all the required information needed to the many possible problems with an ovens hot surface ignition system.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers.

Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers can also perform tests on parts and stock replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

If you need further assistance use the REPLY button. Doing so moves the topic back up to the top of the daily list automatically.

Ignitor web site help links:

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