Gas oven won't light
Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:29 AM
I propose a test: What if I was to hook up a 60 watt light bulb in parallel with the glow bar. (safely, of course). This would increase the current draw across the circuit, causing the gas valve to "see" the full current a new glowbar would draw. If the gas valve opens during the test, then I've confirmed the glow bar is wearing out and needs to be replaced.
Is there some reason why this simple test would not work? (I'm quite comfortable working around electricity; I've re-wired my entire house)
I haven't delved into the oven yet (only removed the oven floor), so I don't know if there are one or two gas valves involved. There are two tubular burners (it's a large single oven), so are there two gas valves here?
Neither burner is operating, both glow bar ignitors are glowing.
Posted 18 July 2005 - 09:38 AM
Replace both of the ignitors...They have gotten weak.
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