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Whirlpool gas oven doesn't light SF378LEPS1


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#1 mrjtwright

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 09:26 AM

On this oven, when bake mode is turned on, it does nothing. No clicks or sounds. When broil is turned on, I hear 2 clicks then nothing. As I understand it has the DSI and I've found your troubleshooting article HERE.

This article sounds as if my problem is either DSI board or gas valve but I need clarification on troubleshooting. It states as follows


"First thing, check for 120vac coming out of the ERC (the electronic range control, aka “clock”) and into the new DSI board at the Bake J1-6 or Broil J1-7 harness connectors.
If you don’t have this voltage, then you need a new DSI control board==>"
Isn't this article written for someone who already has a new DSI board? If the voltage is suppose to come from the ERC but isn't present, isn't the ERC bad?
Any clarification on what to troubleshoot in this instance would be very much appreciated.

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:22 PM

You are correct and you have won the Grand Prize by finding a technical error in my article! For your attentiveness, you have earned a promotion to Merit Apprentice Appliantologist, together with all the rights and privileges thereof.

The article in question is here and has been amended to say:

First thing, check for 120vac coming out of the ERC (the electronic range control, aka “clock,” also called an oven control board) and into the new DSI board at the Bake J1-6 or Broil J1-7 harness connectors.

If you don’t have this voltage, then you need a new oven ERC (control board control board) ==> http://www.repaircli...-Or-Timer-Parts



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Posted 19 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

Thank you Grand Master. Do you know of a procedure for checking The DSI board?

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Posted 20 September 2011 - 05:51 AM

I'm pretty sure you have a bad gas valve. Have you checked both the bake and broil circuits on the gas valve yet? (Unplug range and remove the common wire on the gas valve, I think it's the middle one but check the wiring diagram to be sure, then check ohms of for both of the coils in the gas valve.)

If either one is burned out the other won't work and I've seen then do exactly what you describe one gets no clicks at all and the other will just click once or twice and stop.

The same DSI spark board controls all the surface igniters also and if they all work fine and you do get the two clicks when you turn the broil on this all points to the gas valve.

Edited by Budget Appliance Repair, 20 September 2011 - 05:54 AM.

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