electric ignitor

Old 05-11-02, 08:39 PM
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electric ignitor

My mother inlaw has a montgomery wards signature series gas range and oven which has electronic ignition. Today the electricity went out and now the ignitor wont spark. She said that this has happened in the past when the electricity goes out, Any ideas? I would like to save her a service call (which she did last time, but doesnt remember what they did)
Old 05-12-02, 04:45 AM
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Hello WSC65. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum.

First check for electrical power to the stove. This can be done simply by turning on the oven light. No light means no power.

If there is power, then check all the control settings on the front control panel. Reset them all even if they appear to be set correctly.

If there isn't any electrical power going to the stove, check the wall recepticule and power cord plug. Be sure the connections are secure and tight.

If any of the above fails to correct the problem or do not apply, look for a fuse. Ovens have a fuse near the oven burners gas valve.

Some sparking moduals have a fuse nearby the sparking modual device. Both fuse locations will have some type of cover over them that has to be removed or some type of fuse holder device.

If the fuse is burned out it will need to be replaced. If it does not appear visually to be burned out, it still could be defective. Check it with an ohm meter for continuity.

Be aware the fuse is NOT any type of standard fuse. It is a special appliance fuse designed strictly for it's intended purpose. Replace it with an exact type. Available at any appliance parts store listed within your local phone directory book.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures, and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers and stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the possible problem causes.

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