Frigidaire gas oven won't ignite

Old 11-19-05, 01:42 PM
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Frigidaire gas oven won't ignite

I have a Frigidaire model FGF316WGSC gas oven that will not ignite. The burners work fine. The ignitor glows brightly, but I do not smell any gas. It looks like the ignitor only glows in one small part of the element. I don't know if it is the ignitor, the gas safety valve or something else. It is costly to just start buying parts if you don't know what the problem is. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 11-20-05, 05:10 AM
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Defective Hot Surface Ignitor

Hello Briaschw. Welcome to Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If the glow bar ignitor is glowing and the burner fails to light, most likely the glowing hot surface ignitor is too weak to provide enough of an ignition source. The ignitor must glow fully across it's entire surface or the part is consider worn out or defective. That being the most likely problem cause, replacing the glow ignitor will resolve the problem.

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 ignitor is weak.

If the ignitor fails to glow at all or fully across it's entire surface and all other selections and optional selections on the control panel are set correctly, the ignitor will need to be replaced with a new part. Replacing it should solve the problem. Read the info on the pages provided in the link below.

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.

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