Caloric Oven igniter won't turn off while oven is used

Old 11-27-04, 02:24 PM
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Caloric Oven igniter won't turn off while oven is used

I have an older model Caloric gas stove that had been working fine until recently when we needed it for an after funeral gathering. The oven turned on and cooked well enought BUT the problem is the IGNITER wouldn't turn off. During the entire heating process the clicking noise just kept going and going and going. (The top burners still ignite as normal) Any help out there?



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The tiny rod element in the pilot assembly is the pilot flame sensor. Chances are the element is dirty and not able to gather enough heat from the pilot flame to signal back to the sparking module to turn module off.

Try this. Clean sensor end that would be in the pilot flame. Use fine grit sand paper and or steel wool. Clean gently and carefully. Only clean tiny amount off to expose clean surface. Retest. May resolve the problem and may not.

If the cleaning results prove successful, the results may not last long. If the cleaning does not help, element needs to be replaced.

Pilot flame must be all blue. No yellow. Yellow indiceates dusty pilot assembly. To clean pilot assembly, if needed, use a can of computer pressurized keyboard cleaner. Insert plastic extension tube into can. Insert other end of plastic tube end into all open areas of the assembly. Blow out all dusty. Retest and note the results.

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

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