Gas oven making popping noises when heating


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Old 02-24-07, 03:50 PM
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Gas oven making popping noises when heating

my maytag gas oven is slow to heat up and makes a humming noise while heating then a "POP!" noise then it starts up again and does it all over...sounds like gas or air is cutting in and out...


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Old 02-25-07, 09:22 AM
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Hello Mary and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Replace the hot surface igniter (HSI). Very likely, based upon the limited information provided, (specific to the appliance) the igniter is weak. A weak glowing HSI can cause the problem described. More info, with lots of details, can be found in the sticky note.

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Thanks. The oven is nearly 10 years old...i guess parts are expected to wear out, huh. Is an ignitor easy to replace (such as pulling the old one out and plugging in the new one?) or is there wiring involved?
 
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Remove the defective igniter, write down the model and serial numbers of that appliance and visit the local appliance parts store in your area. Take the removed igniter with you. Purchase the replacement and handle it very carefully.

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

Simply clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old igniter, attach to the wires of the new igniter 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 igniter 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, be sure 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 igniter's are fragile & break easily. Handle and install the new igniter carefully. Glowing hot surface igniter's are a non returnable and non refundable electric component.

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.

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