Amana gas oven won't heat


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Old 05-01-10, 12:20 PM
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Amana gas oven won't heat

I have an Amana gas oven (AGR5835QDW). About 4 months ago I replaced the ignitor on the bake portion. Last week the bake cycle kept going out. I'd relight it several times and it tripped the GFI. Finally it sparked inside the oven and shorted out. The new ignitor wire must have come in contact with the inside of the oven and one of the wires was broken. (I saw on the internet this can happen) I order a new ignitor and replaced it but the oven still won't light. Something else must still be wrong. Could a fuse need replacing?
 
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Old 05-02-10, 04:59 AM
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Hello Jeff and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

Possible the fuse or a fuse may have blown, if a fuse is used. You'll need to look for one. But also likely the gas valve burned out internally, as a result of a shorted wire.

You stated it sparked inside the oven. Question is >what< sparked??? The igniter or a wire?.... May be a good idea to do a continuity test of the electrical systems, parts and wiring. Be sure to first unplug the appliance.

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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Old 05-03-10, 08:17 AM
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I think the spark was caused by the bear wire (the protective wire covering was frayed) coming in contact with the metal back of the oven. If it is the gas valve as you mentioned, would the broiler still be able to light? (it does) I was looking on some part websites and are you referring to the valve/regulator assembly or the spark module or something else?
 
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Old 05-04-10, 05:35 AM
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Hello: Jeff

I'm referring to the gas valve where the burner tube sets on and the burner gets the gas from. Not the regulator nor any other part. Gas valve is the rectangular part the burner tube is set on and has two wires attached to it.

Oven and broiler on different gas valves. If the ovens gas valve shorted out, as a result of a bare wire coming into contact with the metal of the appliance, the broiler would still work or should still work, as it does.

Possible the ovens gas valve shorted out but also possible the electronic circuity on the main board is or was shorted out.... If that is the case, that board would need to be replaced if it is a separate board from the main board. If not, the entire main circuitry board would need to be replaced.

All this is possible to know with a visit to a local appliance parts store in your area. Many appliance service company's make their parts purchases at stores like these. As a result they would know what to do and how to do it. Worth asking IMO.
 
 

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