Wow some odd voodoo going on in appliantology, I'll explain at the end of the post. Yesterday my stove ignitors stopped firing. This prompted me to log on and look for the problem and finally pull my control board and send it off to
for repair. It occasionally blanks out, looses the temp and oven goes off. It has not been a big problem as we don't use the oven that much in the summer, but we will this fall. I have been able to use the oven by cutting out the "more" square on the overlay, put everything back together and for now use a pencil eraser to poke the more button.
What started all this is the black plastic assembly that sits between the flat plastic membrane that you touch, and the control board. This button array, which is a series of 10 plastic flexi thingies. When you touch "more" on the surface mount this engages the button on the control board. My problem is the "more" flexi thingy is broken off. This flexi thingie cover does not appear on the parts diagram nor on the parts list so I assume it is/was available only as part of the oven control panel which of course is no longer available, or I cant find it, if it is.
So I am sending off the control board for repair, but I still need to find this black plastic assembly.
Q1 What the heck is this thing called? And anyone know where to find one, or I will have to fashion some sort of small block of plastic to sit in there and transfer the touch to the board.
Q2 I have to figure what the ignitor problem is, it is not an single ignitor problem, I have dealt with this issue before. None of them fire none of the burner knobs when turned to light work.
Here is the voodoo. When I logged in this morning and looked at my content to find this post, oddly enough posted yesterday, same day my ignitors went, I can't reply to his post and I don't see a way to contact in his profile...
Posted Yesterday, 02:26 AM
I have the exact same problem as user 'vudutu' has in this thread from last year:
Unfortunately, I cannot post in that thread for some reason. There is a worn plastic part, as he describes, that is broken off, making it difficult to operate the control. I am dubious as to whether a broken off plastic part is repairable, but it seems bizarre to have to throw out the entire range for this one problem. The original part (#31944801) is of course no longer available.
Can someone put me in touch with vudutu so I can find out whether he found a permanent resolution to the problem?