Lower oven won't light but ignitor is glowing


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Old 08-01-08, 04:16 AM
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Lower oven won't light but ignitor is glowing

It's a Tappan TGO356BCWC. Upper oven, broiler, and burners all work fine.
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Old 08-01-08, 08:11 AM
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Even though the ignitor appears to be working, it doesn't mean it is. Chances are it's getting weak and not allowing the proper amperage through to the oven safety valve.
 
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Weak Glow Igniter

Hello mikeh80 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Either the gas valve is defective or the glow igniter is weak. The glow igniter may be glowing but simply not hot enough to pass enough current to the gas valve.

Best first attempt to fix the problem is to replace that igniter. Unplug the appliance and remove the existing igniter. Replace it with exact OEM igniter.

A hot glowing surface igniter, working correctly, will glow an intense bright yellow orange in color. Any reddish color or a dull orange color indicates the glow igniter is weak.

Most replacement igniter come already equipped with the quick disconnect reinstalled on the wire end of the new igniter. If not, you will have to clip off the end from the old igniter and install it on the new igniter's wires. Polarity is not important in this case.

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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Old 08-12-08, 03:22 AM
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Replaced ignitor and it works!
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wont stay light

im trying to figure out whats wrong with my dryer ignighter heats up bright orange and light the burner but the burner shuts off and wont turn back on its a maytag dg303
 
 

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