Caloric oven not getting HOT !


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Old 12-17-04, 11:21 AM
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Caloric oven not getting HOT !

Have an 89 caloric gas range that does not get hot . All other functions work , burners broiler etc . but not the BAKE function-- is this easy to repair ? or Am I better off replacing it with a new one ?
 
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Old 12-18-04, 05:47 AM
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Hello gkloner and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

There could be any number of general and/or specific reasons why an oven is not getting hot in one setting and/or function. Much too many to begin mentioning here.

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Old 12-18-04, 10:50 AM
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Caloric oven not heating up

Ok more details I shall supply ....when I went to preheat the oven to 400 I came back to find that it was only warm . The light was on inside the burner compartment but I could see no flame yet it was making some heat ..enough to make the inside of the oven get warm .
My friend thought it might be the thermostat ?
 
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Old 12-18-04, 04:10 PM
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Hello: gkloner

The chances are that hot surface glowing ignitor is weak. May be glowing but not HOT enough to ignite the gas. Therefore, no gas will come out of the gas control valve.

If that ignitor is more than 2 years old or so, it has to be replaced with a new one. They do not last all that long. Nor are they too expensive or difficult to replace. And doing so is a first attempt correctional method for the do it yourself person. Below is basic diy instructions how to replace the ignitor.

Replacing the ignitor is most likely to resolve the problem. Be sure all the control panel selections are set correctly. If the ignitor is glowing but does not get glow hot enough to provide positive ignition to ignite the gas, the burner will not turn on.

A hot glow ignitor, working correctly, will glow an intense bright yellow orange in color. Too much orange, any reddish color or a dull orange means the glow ignitor is weak. Replacing it should solve the problem.

If the ignitor in question is the hot surface glowing ignitor for one of the ovens, removing the defective one should not pose any difficulties. Usually one or two screws attaches it to the burner.

Remove the defective one, write down the model and serial numbers of that appliance and visit the local appliance parts store in your area. Purchase the replacement and handle it very carefully.

Install the new ignitor exactly as you found the existing ignitor. Be advise that some new replacement ignitors do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old ignitor and attach it to the new ignitor.

Simply clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old ignitor, attach to the wires of the new ignitor and wire nut the two ends together.

Repeat the process to attach the other wire and wire nut that wire together. There is no positive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

Position the new hot surface ignitor exactly as you find the existing one attached. Double check all electrical connections before turning the power back on or plugging in the appliance.

If it is required to remove the burner, besure it too gets installed exactly as you find it now. The end of the burner tube with the air shutter adjustment must be installed back onto the gas valves bronze or brass orifice.

Glowing hot surface ignitors are fragile & break easily. Handle and install the new ignitor carefully. Glowing hot surface ignitors are a non returnable and non refundable electric componet.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Read the existing questions on ovens in this forum topic. Doing so will provide you with additional information on how to access the ignitor, remove the old one and install the replacement.

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Old 12-19-04, 08:47 AM
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Bright Yellow ? On the Caloric ...

Bright Yellow on the igniter ha ? Ok I'll be back , gonna check ..let Ya know little later on what color I find .
Thanks in the meantime .....
Gary
 
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Old 12-19-04, 01:58 PM
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Orange HSI on my Caloric

Oh yeah ..the light on the Hgi is orange not the bright white as You say needs to be there for a high enough temp. I will proceed with the steps You have outlined .
Thanks 'Sharp Advice '... I'll come back later on maybe this week to report my progress in replacing the HGI .

Gary
 
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Old 12-20-04, 10:26 AM
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Hot Surface Glow Ignitor Replacement

Yes I went out and got a new HGSI . Yep that did ..works great now . I was a little surprised they charged $50 for the part ..didn't think it would be quite so much , hope I didn't overpay ?

Thanks so much for the great advice !

Gary
 
 

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