Whirlpool gold gas range

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Old 11-20-09, 02:07 PM
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Whirlpool gold gas range

We own a Whirlpool Gold 4 Burner Gas Range. Recently, the oven and broiler quit working. The digital contral panel is still working and will allow us to us the "Bake" and "Start" buttons and we can hear the ignitor trying to light the oven, but neither the oven nor the broiler will light. The cooling fan is working.

We have replaced the control panel, on the advise of a professional, and that did not fix the problem.

We recently read that the range may have a fuse that might be blown. Any info on this and where the fuse is located? Or any other suggestions on what the problem may be?

Thanks, Toms66
 
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Old 11-21-09, 06:51 AM
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Hello TOMS66 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

The oven/broiler should have an HSI (Hot Surface Igniter) which glows and does not make any audible sound. The HSI should glow when the control is set to the function (Bake-Broil) selected.

If the HSI does not glow at all, it may be defective and need replacement. However, if there are two igniter's, one for each burner, one for the oven burner and one for the broiler, not to often does both fail.

I suspect there is only burner and one HSI but cannot be positive based upon the problem description. Kindly advise...

Fuse? Possible. But not likely. Not exactly familiar myself with that model. HSI's do not commonly to have a fuse.

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Old 11-25-09, 08:16 AM
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Are you hearing the "tick, tick tick" sound of an intermittent pilot ignition system trying to light the pilot burner? Is this range 20+ years old?

Intermittent pilots were common 20 years or more ago on gas ranges, before the hot surface ignitor system came to dominate.

So you may have one of those systems.

Also, is the broiler located below the oven burner? You may have one burner system for both the broiler and oven.
 
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