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Kenmore oven won't light. New glowbar.

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Hey there, hi there. I am having trouble with our Kenmore oven. Model 790.75661103. Typical oven won't light, faint smell of gas. Well... I purchased a new glowbar and installed it myself as per instructions. No problem. Until I plugged the oven back in, I heard a spark. Hmmm... I wonder what that was? Well, I pressed on. Turned the oven on. NO GO. No glow even. Before replacing it did glow. So... I took it all apart again, and noticed the insulation on the wiring was worn through where it rubbed against the sharp edge of the sheet metal. There was a black mark on the insulation. It looks like the result was a short to ground on the wire from the gas valve to the ignitor. What now, what do I replace? Some circuit board I suppose. Couldn't be as simple as a fuse, Right? HELP. David

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If one of the wires shorted to ground... no problem,,, would still glow, but no Gas flow.,, no harm done
If the other wire shorted to ground ,,, no glow :boohoo:
sounds like a bad (Relay on the) Controller
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Doh... I saw that part on the schematic. I was hoping it wasn't that. Thanks for the violin. Soft music makes the pain easier. I appreciate your expertise. Looks like no cookies tonight.

D.

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I replaced the timer/controller. Still no glow. I hear the relay click. What circuits should I test? Do y'all need more info?

Thanks D

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the other scenario would be IF your Wall Outlet Polarity was reversed,

and you shorted one of the Ignitor wires to chassis ... :woot:

That would take out the Gas Safety Valve.

Check your Outlet polarity,

check the Gas Valve... should be about 1 OHM across the Bake Terminals

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Thanks for your time. Well.... The polarity WAS reversed. And I get Infinite ohms across the bake terminals. Is there a part within the valve, or do I replace the whole thing? David

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