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GGG388LXS02 WHIRLPOOL GAS RANGE

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Hello,

   I know I know the answer to this question it just aint coming :-) This i the issue on this range of coarse there is 2 ovens when I press bake for either 1 the glow plug (ignitor) glows but will not lite off until I turn any 1 of the top burners on and leave on because if I turn off the oven will not re lite. Please help me remember what could cause this. I know it has to do with some kind of back feed?

 

Thanks  All

 

James

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First I've heard of this and with my limited knowledge... I'll give it a shot.

Is the gas pressure regulator the right one/functioning properly?

Have you put an amp probe on the hot surface igniter?

Has the been converted to propane?

When it comes to unusual problems, I like to check and see what is working right.

Good luck and let us know more, when you can!

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has this Range worked OK up till now at this location ?

 

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No I was not the one who ran this call it was 1 of my other techs and it had to be 1 that is not as smart as some of us :-) But he said that this cust is a home builder or something like that and it had been in storage probably still in box but I am thinking after looking at the wiring diagram could it be that maybe the neutral has been chewed through and when the top ignition is closed that because the module is grounded it could be getting feed back through that circuit? The clock is working but again after looking at the diagram i guess the break could be between where the neutral connects to the clock and the oven light? Does that sound feasible?

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check if the Wall Outlet has a good Ground

and the correct polarity of Line and Neutral

 

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I will do that as well but what I said could that maybe be as well

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I will do that as well but what I said could that maybe be as well

 

could be anything, including a bad ground connection mounting screw of the Spark Module,

but considering it has never worked correctly,

and it may be a new house..

suspect the Wall Outlet wiring polarity

 

 

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Here's your problem....you're benefiting from EXPERIENCE here...just about made me nuts when I had this exact issue.

the gas system at this house is a medium pressure system (2lb)...therefore, you must have a regulator BEFORE the appliance regulator, to step it down to usable pressure (7" ng ,11" lp ).

Since the MP reg. Is missing, there is too much back pressure against the safety valve for it to open...UNTIL you turn a top burner,thereby relieving the back pressure and allowing the valve to open.

Ta-Da!

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Brilliant, Brother Kurtius, just brilliant!

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Here's your problem....you're benefiting from EXPERIENCE here...just about made me nuts when I had this exact issue.

the gas system at this house is a medium pressure system (2lb)...therefore, you must have a regulator BEFORE the appliance regulator, to step it down to usable pressure (7" ng ,11" lp ).

Since the MP reg. Is missing, there is too much back pressure against the safety valve for it to open...UNTIL you turn a top burner,thereby relieving the back pressure and allowing the valve to open.

Ta-Da!

Good to know I was on the right track with the regulator in my above reply!! Thanks Kurtius!

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DOH !

I was thinking this is a DSI Spark Ignition Oven :ermm:

 

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