Amana Gas Range Won't Light

Old 08-16-10, 07:10 PM
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Amana Gas Range Won't Light

Recently had a fire in my house, and my Amana range (among everything else in the house) was sent out to be restored. Supposedly, they clean and inspect everything before returning it. If it doesn't work, it is trashed, and insurance pays for a new one.

When I got the range back, the stovetop burners will light (electronice ignition), but the stove will not. The igniter will glow red, but I don't hear the gas turn on. I don't let it go for very long (a minute or less), I don't want to burn the igniter up.

I was wondering if there is some way to purge the air out of the line, or if using the top burners will purge the air out of all the lines.

Model AGS780E

Old 08-18-10, 06:19 AM
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Hello: Hersh

The oven burner has a gas supply tube located under the top lid in many models. On the ovens gas supply pipe, usually located under that top lid will be an aluminum gas supply tube to the oven burner.

There will be a tiny isolation valve, which may be turned off. If so or unknown position, turn it on or in another direction from which it is currently.

Turn oven on and leave it on for several minutes. Do Not interrupt the cycle by turning it off to soon. Won't burn igniter up, etc.

No need to purge either. If there is gas to top burners no air in the lines. Likely that the isolation valve was turned off during a leakage test and never turned back on. Worth a try.

All else fails, call the company that checked the appliance after the fire. Have them recheck the oven for proper operation.

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