replaced ceramic Bake and Broil Ignitors- oven still doesnt work

Old 06-21-08, 11:41 AM
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replaced ceramic Bake and Broil Ignitors- oven still doesnt work

My kenmore gas oven is about 5 years old. One day the Bake ignitor gave out and I removed it and replaced it with the broil ignitor. (they are the same part and model number). I never use broil and I figured that this would work until I could replace the broken ignitor. This worked fine for about 2 weeks until finally the Ignitor that i moved from the broil area to the Bake area blew. I ordered 2 replacement ignitors and installed them in the Bake and Broil areas of the oven. Neither of them turn red when I turn on the oven. I verified that they were the correct replacement part numbers. Does anyone have any ideas on what to check next? the top burners on the stove work so I know that the gas is flowing. Thanks in advance for any help.
BTW, I checked to see if mabey i blew the fuse that feeds current to the ignitors but i could not find it. mabey someone else knows where to look on the oven?
Old 06-22-08, 10:20 AM
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Hello aaronleez and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Trace (follow back) the wires out of the gas control valve. One may be connected to a fuse located nearby. May be got over looked on first attempt or there may not be any fuse.

No fuse found? Try this. Remove wires from hot surface glow igniter's. Turn on oven first and test for current out of connector which goes to oven HSI. But do so carefully.

There should be live current at terminal end and a shock is possible if you touch ends. Use a volt/ohm meter set to 120/140 volt setting.

If current is present, igniter's have a problem. No current, which is likely. Defective gas control valve (does not allow current to flow through it) or thermostat switch, on main circuit board, etc.

Test broiler in the same manner. No current, same possible condition exists as mentioned above. Likely the oven broiler circuits on main board died.

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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Read the manufacturers on line web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, repair and or owners manuals which may be available on line.

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