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Kenmore Gas Range 3627532002

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I replaced the gas valve on this range 6 months ago. Now, both ignitors glow but the valve does not open. Is there anything I should look for that could be causing the valve to go bad?

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May not be a problem with the valve-- Check continuity of the valve bimetal, if open, then the valve is conclusively bad. If that checks good, measure current draw through the ignitors, should get minimum of 3.2 amps.

Parts links:

Ignitors ==> http://www.repaircli...er/WB13K21/2494

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Gas valve ==> http://www.repaircli...9K10041/1556010

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I agree, Ignitors get weak and may not open the Gas Valve

What's the part number of the Gas Valve you installed ?

also... make sure you're using the "flat" Ignitors, not the "round" ones

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Thanks for the replies. I should have said in my original post that the ignitor amperages were checked at 3.3 and 3.2. I replaced the valve again, and it is operating normally now. The gas valve I am using is part #WB19K36. I did find that the receptacle had a poor connection on the neutral side. I don't know if that would cause the valve to fail though. Also, both ignitors are flat. Thanks for your help.

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