flame for gas oven will come on but then flame dies out


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Old 07-08-13, 06:15 AM
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flame for gas oven will come on but then flame dies out

When I turn the oven on the flame will eventually appear but then dies out. The igniter glows orange. I read the igniter is not functioning properly if glows orange; it should glow white. Can someone advise me on this problem?
 
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Old 07-08-13, 05:06 PM
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Don't be confused by color. Amperage read is the definitive test....or just replace igniter. Are you able to take amp or voltage reads?
 
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Old 07-08-13, 05:57 PM
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not able to take any kind of reading. is it the igniter that keeps the flame going?
 
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Old 07-09-13, 05:50 PM
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Yes it is, we'll it is part of the circuit. It is the most common part to fail, sounds like a replacement may solve your problem. Be sure and take your old one to to the parts store tow match with new.
 
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Welcome to the forums.

mbk3 is correct and the ignitor is the common failure item in the loop.

If you post a make and model I can post parts info if you'd like.
 
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Old 07-10-13, 04:49 AM
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Hello kmtd55 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

not able to take any kind of reading
Best first attempt to fix the problem is to replace that igniter. Unplug the appliance and remove the existing igniter. Replace it with exact OEM igniter.

A hot glowing surface igniter, working correctly, will glow an intense bright yellow orange in color. Any reddish color or a dull orange color indicates the glow coil is weak.

If the igniter isn't glowing at all, the part must be replaced. 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. The other end of the burner tube must be secured as it currently is.

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.

Most replacement igniter's come already equipped with the quick disconnect reinstalled on the wire end of the new igniter. If not, you will have to clip off the end from the old igniter and install it on the new igniter's wires. Polarity is not important in this case.

Try this first and note the results. If it resolves the problem, post back the results. If the new igniter does not correct the problem, than the only other option may be to replace the gas valve.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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

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

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