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Al T

DCS Gas Range Oven Not Heating Fully

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Al T

The oven on our DCS RG-304 Gas Range (using Propane) is not heating properly. The top burners and broiler seem to be working fine. The oven bake burner igniter is heating up to glowing quickly when the oven is set to a bake temperature. After about 6 minutes the gas will kick on and light. After a few minutes of firing the gas will go off, but apparently short of the desired temperature, and the oven (preheating) lamp doesn't go off. At some point the gas seems to kick back on, but either doesn't light again or lights low and switches back off.

I've followed the troubleshooting guide as best I could through the first few stage - igniter working, power flowing to the thermostat (I think - I borrowed a volt/ohm meter but wasn't entirely sure I was touching all the right connections to test power and continuity). I started to remove the service access panel to test the thermal valve but the panel was getting hard to remove and I wanted to get some advice first.

From all I've read, it seems that the igniter is getting amps but not enough to keep the gas valve open? The ignitor part number is 211541P and takes 3.2 - 3.7 amps and costs around $100. I ordered a Frigidaire 5303935066 which has same appearance, says it has same Amp range, and was about $20. Will this work? Will it fry quickly? Other advice on likely problem?

NB: I am on an island off the Maine Coast, so in-person service is a real problem! 

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The Frigidaire Part number: 5303935066

Part number: 5303935066

ignitor will work perfectly fine and should fix your problem for the description you gave.

That Frigidaire ignitor is a good general purpose substitute ignitior in most applications.

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Al T
On 7/7/2016 at 3:34 PM, Al T said:

The oven on our DCS RG-304 Gas Range (using Propane) is not heating properly. The top burners and broiler seem to be working fine. The oven bake burner igniter is heating up to glowing quickly when the oven is set to a bake temperature. After about 6 minutes the gas will kick on and light. After a few minutes of firing the gas will go off, but apparently short of the desired temperature, and the oven (preheating) lamp doesn't go off. At some point the gas seems to kick back on, but either doesn't light again or lights low and switches back off.

 

I've followed the troubleshooting guide as best I could through the first few stage - igniter working, power flowing to the thermostat (I think - I borrowed a volt/ohm meter but wasn't entirely sure I was touching all the right connections to test power and continuity). I started to remove the service access panel to test the thermal valve but the panel was getting hard to remove and I wanted to get some advice first.

 

From all I've read, it seems that the igniter is getting amps but not enough to keep the gas valve open? The ignitor part number is 211541P and takes 3.2 - 3.7 amps and costs around $100. I ordered a Frigidaire 5303935066 which has same appearance, says it has same Amp range, and was about $20. Will this work? Will it fry quickly? Other advice on likely problem?

NB: I am on an island off the Maine Coast, so in-person service is a real problem! 

 

Thanks. I got the part and installed but it appears there is no power going to the ignitor? There is no response from the ignitor (no glow at all) when the oven is turn on. I touched a volt meter to the connections and got nothing. I switched the wires, for good measure (even though the forums say which wire is which from ignitor does not matter) and still got nothing? Help?

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Honydoer

AIT,

Would you happen to have a link for the wiring diagram for this range? DCS-RG-304.

I tried to open a link provided to you in this forum; but, i could not open it.  I could provide you an e-mail if you have the PDF.

Thanks for this post BTW. It saved me a lot of time.

Honeydoer

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On 7/12/2016 at 12:22 PM, Al T said:

Thanks. I got the part and installed but it appears there is no power going to the ignitor? There is no response from the ignitor (no glow at all) when the oven is turn on. I touched a volt meter to the connections and got nothing. I switched the wires, for good measure (even though the forums say which wire is which from ignitor does not matter) and still got nothing? Help?

Did you cut power before changing ignitor?

you need to test gas safety valve (at valve no diagram needed) and the control to see if it’s sending power to valve and ignitor. 

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