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Maytag Oven MGS5752BDS Ignites and Heats OK, But...

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Greetings All

Our Maytag MGS5752BDS oven is about 6 years old, never had a problem with it.

Recently, we had our kitchen remodeled, and of course during construction, the oven was disconnected and moved out of the way so our new cabinets and countertops could be installed. The oven was put back right in the same place.

The oven ignites, heats and cooks like it always did. BUT...when it is first turned on, the gas starts to flow and it ignites, but there is a smell of gas for a minute or two and it seems like the flame is very "noisy", as if there is a draft or a lot of air. I can see the orange glow underneath the oven floor. I always thought the best gas flame was a blue flame, though I'll admit that the broiler (which always works fine) glows orange when it gets up to temp.

For the life of me, I can't remember if this was happening before the remodel, but it just doesn't seem right.

Am I just being a Nervous Nelson?

Thanks,

Jim

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You are fine on the glow issue.

That is normal.

The noise is probably caused from moving the range and rust/dust/corrosion has dislodged and affecting air and gas flow.

I would suggest removing the bake burner and clean it thoroughly.

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... when it is first turned on, the gas starts to flow and it ignites, but there is a smell of gas for a minute or two

OR the Ignitor may be weak, causing the lighting of the Gas to be delayed

How long does the Ignitor "glow" before the Flames appear ?

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Thanks for both replies.

It's hard to tell how long the ignitor glows because I can't see it. But, when I turn on the oven, I hear the "dink" of what I believe is the ignitor almost instantly, the flow of the gas after a few seconds and the ignition after a several more. I'll have to pay extra special attention this evening. Could very well be that the gas is flowing too long before being lit, resulting in the pronounced odor.

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you'd have to get a look at the Bake Burner Tube to see if it's clogged and needs cleaning

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Take the racks out , remove the spreader plate/baffle, With the door open, watch the igniter, It will glow first, then the fuel valve will open..........I carry two of the P/N 74007498 ( plus two equals ) on the service van........They are very fragile...Just removing and replacing the oven could have cracked the glowing part of the igniter...........If you can get you hands of a ' clamp on type ' meter to verify the current draw... gotta be 3.2 amps to 3.6 amps.......3.0 is close but no cigar........repairclinic, for about $45 clams.....................While the spreader plate is out, you can get the eye balls planted on the burner tube as jumptrout recommends.....clean and clear as needed..................................

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Well, I dutifully did my timings just a little while ago:

1.) Turned oven on to 350.

2.) "Dink" (relay?) sound at :05

3.) Ignitor glow at :25

4.) Gas flow and flame ignition at 1:30

Flame is still noisy, more noisy with the oven door open of course, like there's a draft or something's dirty, and the smell of gas until it really gets going.

After that, all's normal. Oven temp. is within a couple of degrees of an oven thermometer.

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post YouTube video ?

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1 1/2 minutes before the gas valve opens is too long. A good ignitor will open the gas valve and fire the main burner under 45 seconds.

Your ignitor is getting weak and is at least a part of your problem, it will only get worse if you don't replace it.

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I will get the ignitor and get it installed before it becomes a sfaety issue.

Many thanks for all of the insights. :thumbsup:

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... Gas flow and flame ignition at 1:30

... Flame is still noisy, more noisy with the oven door open of course, like there's a draft or something's dirty, and the smell of gas until it really gets going.

and / or clogged Burner Tube

posting YouTube video would help

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I have to *sheepishly* admit that, although I work in computers for a living (Mainframes mostly), I've never posted anything on YouTube.

Guess I'll have to check out that forum. :blush:

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Problem solved, and was indeed the ignitor. It was drawing 2.8 amps. New one installed and is drawing 3.6 on the button. Ignition and full flame in 45 seconds.

The noisy flame was caused by the air shutters being wide open. This I have to attribute to jostling during our kitchen remodeling.

Thanks again for the advice!

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