ignitor not working

Old 07-24-05, 09:47 AM
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ignitor not working


I have a double oven Tappan about 13 years old and I changed both ignitor the bottom works fine but the top one do not do nothing at all. I'm getting no power to the ignitor. what esle should I look for on this old stove??

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Old 07-24-05, 10:35 AM
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Hello kustomservices and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Based upon the problem description, no power to an ignitor, you will need to do some continuity testing. Turn off the electrical power or disconnect the appliance from the power recepticule FIRST!.

Using a volt/ohm meter set to test continuity, start testing from the thermostat to the gas valve or from the inlet power supply throughout the entire system. You're attempting to locate any location where there is no continuity (electrical connection) between thermostat, all wiring, gas valve, fuse(s) if any, terminal connections, etc.

Some but not all ovens have special appliance 5 volt fuses. The model you have many have none, one or two seperate fuses, one each for each burner. An appliance fuse many appear to not be burned out but actually be so. Check continuity across the ends of the fuse. Also check the fuse holder.

Thermostats internal contacts may be defective. Gas valves internal contacts may be defective. Check both for continuity. Check continuity at all optional selections (push/turn buttons/controls behind the front control panel. Any one of them, if any, many be the cause for no power flow.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

Check back on your question several more times. Other members posting replies in this forum topic may offer you additional advice, suggestions, test and or repair methods.

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