Caloric Mod RSS369 gas oven problems


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Old 01-03-05, 05:29 PM
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Caloric Mod RSS369 gas oven problems

The oven burner will fire after tapping the safety valve and sometimes after that
the oven cycles ok with some delay from heat request to actual burner on.
Measured the current flow from ignitor to safety valve 2.1 /2.2 amp (oven)
Measureed current flow on the broiler ingnitor and the values are the same
2.1/2.2 amps . This oven uses a dual safety valve ,the oven does not work properly but the broiler with the same current readings works fine .
The ignitor is a Norton Mod 501 (33 68043 04)
The current readings are low for this type of ignitor but I am using a 200 amp
clamp on meter so i could have an error margin on such low readings.
Any other test I can do to isolate the problem to either the safety valve or the ignitor.
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The voltage reading across the safety valve 2.5 Volts .

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Gus (newbie)
Great forum
 
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Old 01-03-05, 07:09 PM
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Good for you taking amp reads. A norton is rated for 3.2 --3.6 amps and 3.3 volts to open valve. The taping is just an asist you give the valve to open and I'm surprised it opens. Check the valve to make sure you have the right igniter installed. It should show the values above on the side of valve and maybe a picture of the igniter. If it is the proper igniter installed than it needs to be replaced because of low amp reads
 
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Old 01-04-05, 07:11 AM
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Thank you mbk3 ,all original components so I will assume the ignitor is the correct one .One more question ,any parts suppliers in Canada (web stores)
that you are aware of ? I did a couple searches but all USA sites.

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Old 01-04-05, 09:00 AM
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I suspect any appliance parts house would have that part. You do have parts stores up there don't you?? (common part)
 
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Old 01-11-05, 12:55 PM
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Thank you mbk3 got the ignitor and working fine now .I think if a person does not have a clamp on ampmeter the volatage drop measured across the the safety valve should be a good indicator for a weak ignitor .

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Old 01-11-05, 04:53 PM
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Well done. Thank you for replying. Where did you find the part??
 
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Old 01-14-05, 07:45 AM
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Got the parts from Reliable Parts Ltd from Calgary ,they shipped ExpressPost
and got the goods in a couple days not bad considering I reside North of the
60th parallel

Thanks again for the great forum

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Old 01-15-05, 07:19 PM
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You are right about low voltage across valve. However you don't need a clamp on if your meter reads ac amps. Hookup in series will do the trick also. clamp on alot easier.
 
 

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