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Whirlpool Oven SF379LEK


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#1 jzx6rs

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 02:04 AM

Hello. I have a Whirlpool Oven model number SF379LEK which is approximatly 3 years old.

When turning the oven on to a preheat, the ignitor will make 4 "clicks" or so and sometimes the burner will not light. Sometimes this happens during an oven cooking cycle as well. This condition is random and does not always happen. How I noticed the last time is that thinking the oven was at 350 I checked on the cooking process 30-40 minutes later and noticed the oven temperature was down to 200 or so.

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 04:47 AM

this unit uses a direct spark ignition system which will attempt to ignite,but if it doesn't,the control defaults to a shut down mode for 5 minutes to allow purging. i have run in to a couple of issues with them,all due to the feed wire to the ignitor itself; the wire runs down the rear of the range and is secured to the chassis w/metal clips. after time,the meatal clips chaffe through the wire insulation and since it is a high voltage circuit,combined with a feedback circuit for flame sensing; creates a ground situation which ceases ignition.  i found the best cure was to take some good,heavy guage,well insulated range wire(high heat insul.) and solder a terminal at one end,restring the whole circuit,paying special note to secure to chassis without damaging insulation.
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:05 AM

See if this might address your problem???

[align=left]All 30” Whirlpool Gas Self-Clean[/align]
[align=left]Freestanding Ranges[/align]
[align=left](with Direct Spark Ignition)[/align]

[align=left]MANUFACTURED BETWEEN CODE DATES RK01 THROUGH RR07[/align]

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Oven is shutting off sometime during the Bake cycle[/align]
[align=left]and food is not cooked.[/align]

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Oven will not light, or will light and shuts off.[/align]
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Oven burner ignition is sporadic.[/align]
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Oven may “lockout” after cycling the oven burner at[/align]
[align=left]Bake settings.[/align]

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Oven cools down after “PreHeat”.[/align]
[align=left]CUSTOMER COMPLAINT(S):[/align]
[align=left]CAUSE:[/align]

[align=left]Intermittent bake burner operation due to improper air flow[/align]
[align=left]to the burner.[/align]

[align=left]CORRECTION:[/align]

[align=left]The bake burner and bake ignitor has been modified to[/align]
[align=left]assure consistent oven ignition and performance. Order[/align]
[align=left]and install Kit # 8190618 (new bake burner and bake ignitor[/align]
[align=left]assembly)
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Posted 24 June 2005 - 11:12 AM



Here is another possible cause for this....

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Posted 24 June 2005 - 08:31 PM

thanx for that info pegi, i missed that bulletin.
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 02:20 AM

The new burner design does work much better. I've used many of theem with good results.

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:32 PM

pegi ,that is only a bandaid i have tracked most or the reworks i have done and 40% come back with related problems and the only solution is to replace the burner again this is also common to the kenmore 665 gas range model (same range) 
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:50 PM

Boy, and I thought W/P made good products, is sure crappy the poor customer has to pay and pay again to repair the same range over and over again.....sigh....:?
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Posted 26 June 2005 - 05:09 PM

[user=533]Pegi[/user] wrote:

Boy, and I thought W/P made good products, is sure crappy the poor customer has to pay and pay again to repair the same range over and over again.....sigh....:?

 

i love whirlpool products , the worst they are the better for me sence i dont sell them however it is so sad that the averege joe dosent know that the whole whirlpool appliance line is flawed with something or another , for example while i worked for sears we had a warehouse full of whirlpool and kenmore 665 ranges ,as a service tech when i would get a call on one or seven i would write a special no# on the back so i could track how many times i saw this unit and how many homes i saw it in for the same repair, when we contacted whirlpool the engineers said they just didn`t know how to fix it  so they handed us the burner bandaid and the same goes for the microwaves and the he3`s washer and dryers. so as you can see whirlpool is a service techs best friend.

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 05:29 PM

That is not right.....sigh....:(
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Posted 07 July 2005 - 02:14 AM

Thanks Pegi for the recommendation. Since I live close to repairclinic.com, I stopped in there yesterday and picked up part 8190618 and after 3 hours of oven bake time I have not experienced the problem again

Installation was a breeze.

Thanks Again



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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:06 AM

Cool, thanks for letting us know!!   We won another war, well at least for now....
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 07:25 AM

Just bought the part. Was wondering if anyone can point me to the installation instructions.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 07:52 AM

New Guy, you just bought what part for what appliance....brand and model number.
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Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:14 AM

Sorry :-)
I got the 'Kit # 8190618' - the burner igniter assembly.
For Whirlpool gas range gs465leks.
This thread pretty much describes my problem
http://applianceguru...orum1/1461.html

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:13 AM

Hello New Guy

I installed this part back in July. Remove the oven racks from the oven and then use a screwdriver and remove I believe 3 screws from the bottom cover of the oven baking area. Remove the cover and there you will see the burner/ignitor. Use a screwdriver and remove I believe 2 screws that hold the burner/ignitor in place and also remove the wire that attaches to the ignitor. Now the old burner/ignitor is removed. Installation is reversed from the above.

Hopefully this helps


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 10:35 AM

Thanks, jzx6rs.
That's pretty much what i did. ended up not being that difficult. Tested, seems to be working now.

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Posted 15 December 2005 - 04:56 AM

Great....gladded it worked for you... I havent had a problem since I made the repair....

 


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Posted 19 September 2006 - 03:01 AM

Well, unfortunatley after only a little over a year this part has went out again. Sad that an oven is built this way and/or a part last only a year.

Replaced the part, again, and it works great...at least for another year. :(





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