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WFG374LVB2 whirlpool direct spark oven lighting problem


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#1 nbapeman

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:42 PM

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I read the FAQ's  and the direct spark instructions in Whirlpool's sevice pointers are from 2002. This is a 2011 range.  That does not discount the early directions.  I checked the grounding on my first trip.  I'd forgotten the igniter alignment. The oven worked the whole time I was there. I was wondering if there was a new problem causing inconsistent heating and possibly new repair strategies.


Appliantologists,

I read the FAQ's  and the direct spark instructions in Whirlpool's sevice pointers are from 2002. This is a 2011 range.  That does not discount the early directions.  I checked the grounding on my first trip.  I'd forgotten the igniter alignment. The oven worked the whole time I was there. I was wondering if there was a new problem causing inconsistent heating and possibly new repair strategies.



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:13 AM

I checked the grounding on my first trip.  I'd forgotten the igniter alignment. The oven worked the whole time I was there. I was wondering if there was a new problem causing inconsistent heating and possibly new repair strategies.

 

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Sounds like a possible weak spark module from the symptoms...


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 01:06 PM

What are the symptoms, intermittent sparking or heating, and is both bake and broil affected?  I've had to replace more than a few safety valve/regulators for heating issues.



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Posted 09 October 2013 - 06:44 AM

There are three wire terminals on the oven safety valve; the bake coil and the broil coil both need to be about 200 ohms each to the third terminal(common).


Edited by vee8power, 09 October 2013 - 06:51 AM.


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Posted 09 October 2013 - 04:47 PM

There are three wire terminals on the oven safety valve; the bake coil and the broil coil both need to be about 200 ohms each to the third terminal(common).

True, but if one of these were open, the oven would not work at all, it wouldn't be an intermittent problem. You can also measure these from the DSI board, which is a lot easier to get to (Blue, Orange, and Red).


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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

What did you end up doing with this unit? I am having the same problem. Oven works most of the time but intermittently does not. Only malfunctions on bake.

Temp sensor checks out ok with meter
Gas valve checks out good with meter
Ground is good
Igniter clicks every time, just does not light.

The unit does not have a tech sheet so I am going with numbers that I have found on other post for checking sensor and valve.

Problem seems to be worse on lower temps.

Thanks for any help




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