caloric oven (rss380)


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Old 06-13-13, 05:01 PM
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caloric oven (rss380)

Customer has a caloric rss380 oven that didn't light. Has an electronic igniter that stays on. Burner will light but usually go out within seconds. Sometimes it will stay lit for 30 to 40 seconds or will continuesly try liting and going out. It continues to repeat itself, but doesn't stay lit. I cleaned out the burners on top that had cob-webs in the tubes and they now work. BUT THE OVEN NOT THE BROILER WON'T STAY LIT, ,,,,,,,, HELP PLEASE John
 
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Old 06-13-13, 07:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

The oven ignition system is fairly basic. The thermostat sends power thru the ignitor to the gas valve. When the ignitor reaches a certain temperature its current consumption reaches a high point and the gas valve opens. With age the ignitor no longer glows as bright as it should and needs to be replaced.

The ignitor is FSP # 786324
You can use the FSP number to search for a purchase location like amazon. You may also find the part at a local appliances parts store near you.

Oven Igniter 786324 - 365 day return policy from Repair Clinic
 
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Old 06-13-13, 09:37 PM
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Im familure with the ignition , being some what like the gas dryers.The igniters are like a glo plug. This one had been replaced not too long ago. It lites the burner but keeps gloing, not shutting off. The burner will lite intermittenly then shut off. Then repeat again & again. Thats what I'm kinda stumped on.
 

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Old 06-14-13, 08:00 AM
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If the voltage from the thermostat is ok..... I'd try replacing the ignitor again.

You said the other one had been recently replaced.
Was the oven fine before that ?
How about right after it was replaced ?
 
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Old 06-15-13, 04:51 AM
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Worked fine, but was left un-used for a few years.I cleaned top burner tubes from cob webs etc. they are working fine. Cleaned oven tube & burner from the same and it helped but not enough. I tapped the regulator while it was turned on and it would release the gas,lite then go off again just as quick. Im thinking that during it's time off it also gathered some critter material in the regulator and is blocking the airway. I'm gona try an blow out those parts too and see where that takes me. I hope it's not to never never land........anyway I'll let ya know tomorrow. Thx J
 
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Old 07-06-13, 08:04 PM
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Oven igniters stay on for the entire cycle, actually they cycle off when temp is reached and come back on when thermostat calls for heat. They must stay on to complete the circuit. Are you able to take an amp or voltage read at the gas valve.
 
 

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