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Maytag oven gas smell MGS5870ADB


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#1 Tsuriman

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:20 PM

I have been searching around here and I think there is likely a ignitor issue. I dont have an AMP meter. But I will explain and hopefully an educated guess will be the right one.

Set bake to 350. Oven heats up slowly but the smell of gas slowly builds up. The electrical (broiler?) element heats up the oven but there is no flame. I read in one thread that if the ignitor fails it will cut the gas, is this true? Could my ignitor fail both igniting and cutting the gas? Or is this a symptom of another problem? Also, does this oven have only one ignitor?
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 02:37 PM

Classic symptoms of a failing ignitor - it is in series with the valve, so low current draw means the valve does not open completely, or fast enough - replace that thing

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Posted 29 October 2011 - 03:20 PM

One Ignitor for Bake
one for Broil

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 01:44 PM

kdog. Makes perfect sense, explains the long time needed before the gas smell builds up.
Reg, I saw the <$20 meters at HF. I didn't realize there is one 10 minutes from my house. I might be heading out today. Also, you mentioned the broil one, I didnt see a second gas ignitor.
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 02:55 PM

you mentioned the broil one, I didnt see a second gas ignitor.

not shown separately on the Parts Diagram, but must have one....
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Posted 30 October 2011 - 07:46 PM

The picture posted is the broil burner. Look under the bottom panel of the oven for the bake burner, igniter.

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 03:07 PM

Igniter fixed it. Thanks again.
Glad I brought some extra SS screws. Everything came apart easily but the screws holding the igniter stripped when I put it back it (had a bad angle with the drill).

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Posted 12 November 2011 - 10:41 PM

Good Job - one of our most valued tools - a bucket of various screws etc. !
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