Whirlpool Gas Stove 465 Super Capacity - oven won't ignite

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Question Whirlpool Gas Stove 465 Super Capacity - oven won't ignite

The oven of my Whirlpool 465 Super Capacity stove does not ignite anymore. I was cooking at a low temperature (250F) and then after 2 hours noticed it was not ignited anymore. We looked at the breakers and they are ok, the stove works perfectly as well as the oven light and the electronic board. While not igniting, the oven seems to not let propane out as it doesn't smell gas. thank you for helping me solve this problem.
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Hello jacinthe007 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Most likely cause is a worn out or burned out Hot Surface Glow Igniter. (HSI) Replacing that part should resolve the problem.

If that igniter is more than 2 years old or so, it has to be replaced with a new one. They do not last all that long. Nor are they too expensive or difficult to replace. And doing so is a first attempt correctional method for the do it yourself person. Below is basic diy instructions how to replace the igniter.

Replacing the igniter is most likely to resolve the problem. Be sure all the control panel selections are set correctly. If the igniter is glowing but does not get glow hot enough to provide positive ignition to ignite the gas, the burner will not turn on.

A hot glow igniter, working correctly, will glow an intense bright yellow orange in color. Too much orange, any reddish color or a dull orange means the glow igniter is weak. Replacing it should solve the problem.

If the igniter in question is the hot surface glowing igniter for one of the ovens, removing the defective one should not pose any difficulties. Usually one or two screws attachés it to the burner.

Remove the defective one, write down the model and serial numbers of that appliance and visit the local appliance parts store in your area. 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 okay 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. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Read the existing questions on ovens in this forum topic. Doing so will provide you with additional information on how to access the igniter, remove the old one and install the replacement.

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

Read The Sticky Help Note In This Subject:
Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Sites. http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159808

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.

Additional Suggestions:
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.

Whirlpool's Home Web Site: (Also makes appliances for Sears)

Whirlpool Appliance Parts: (with pictures & diagrams)

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