gas oven problem

Old 06-24-06, 10:59 AM
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gas oven problem

i have an older caloric built in oven.the burner tube glows but does not ignite the burners.gas is running to the remodeling the room adjacent to it,could it be that dust from the sheetrock clogged the holes ? it worked fine as of 2 days ago.
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Hello PSULION528. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

More likely dust settled onto the hot surface igniter. Which likely is causing it to glow but not hot enough. Try blowing it clean using air. Reverse the vacuum cleaner if no air compressor is available.

If compressor is used, use low pressure air blast to clean it. Once igniter is cleaned may work but not likely. Likely needs to be replaced.

Also be sure the burner gas valve to the gas control is turned on. Gas may be on at the wall shut off but may not be at the ovens internal isolation valve.

Not likely all the burner holes or slots in the burner are plugged up. More likely burner orifice could be. Located at the base of the burner tube where the air shutter is located. Air blow that area out also.

Note the result after attempting above suggestions and final results. All else fails, likely needs a new (HSI) hot surface igniter.

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