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Gas range problem (by Scott [IN]) Sep 12, 2020 10:02 AM
       Gas range problem (by myob [GA]) Sep 12, 2020 10:41 AM
       Gas range problem (by Plenty [MO]) Sep 12, 2020 10:44 AM
       Gas range problem (by Steve [MA]) Sep 12, 2020 11:02 AM
       Gas range problem (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 12, 2020 12:18 PM
       Gas range problem (by myob [GA]) Sep 12, 2020 2:56 PM
       Gas range problem (by Deanna [TX]) Sep 12, 2020 3:11 PM
       Gas range problem (by Scott [IN]) Sep 12, 2020 5:15 PM
       Gas range problem (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 12, 2020 5:54 PM
       Gas range problem (by Small potatoes [NY]) Sep 12, 2020 7:47 PM
       Gas range problem (by Hoosier [IN]) Sep 12, 2020 9:40 PM
       Gas range problem (by Vee [OH]) Sep 13, 2020 10:07 AM
       Gas range problem (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Sep 13, 2020 9:36 PM

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Gas range problem (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 10:02 AM
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Tenant called. He said the oven part of a gas range is not heating up at all. The 4 burners on top all work great. I'll go over there later today or tomorrow. What should I be looking for? It's about 8 years old, so I will probably buy a new one if I can't fix it myself. --107.141.xx.xxx




Gas range problem (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 10:41 AM
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the oven is seperate light unit compared to top. When you look where the draw is on the bottom. There's a glow plug. Even if its glowing-- it still has to DRAW amps to open the gas flapper valve. These glow plugs are easy to change and cost 20 or 25 dollars. 2 screws hold them in. Don't be fooled just because the thing is glowing.

Unplug stove and take out trays for access.

--99.103.xxx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 10:44 AM
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Gas is scary to me. I'd call for a repairman --99.203.xx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 11:02 AM
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Definitely sounds like a bad ignitor. It's a relatively simple repair. Google "replacing the glow plug in a gas oven" --71.174.xxx.xx




Gas range problem (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 12:18 PM
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Gas range there is glow bar igniter which when the cover is removed the oven temperature set you will see the glow bar light up. Eventually the glow bar does not allow enough current to open the gas valve. A appliance technician told me there needs to be a certain level of current to open the gas valve where can check with VOM. Get the model and serial number then buy exact part as this a safety device. View some videos on You Tube where type in the brand of stove then see how the glow bar is changed. Replace any worn or corroded screws. Use a trouble light then check out completely. Recently bought a gas range where the oven uses spark ignition like the burners on the stove. The stove is top of the line where the oven temperature can be set in Celsius and Fahrenheit. Glow bars eventually wear out. --147.194.xxx.xx




Gas range problem (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 2:56 PM
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Robert a VOM isn't how you check amps. Amps is the POWER that drives (or kills). If you watch an ac guy they use them a log. It's the meter that the LOOP goes around the wire (usually yellow).

Gas is no different than electrically. You unplug the power-- you turn off the gas at the valve by the floor with the handled valve. When the valve is perpendicular to the line it's off-- if its in line with it-- it's open.

Here is where people get in trouble. When ever you take a gas line off and back on- turn the unit on and spray a soap solution at all the fittings. It will bubble or foam up. WHAT is so hard about that.

You know whats really funny is electric is much more scary. Go ahead and hook up that lead wrong and power the ground side-- see what happens when the tenant takes a shower and the ground is powered????

Think it through. You can do it....

Generic glow plug-- ones round -- ones rectangle.... --99.103.xxx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 3:11 PM
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I'm actually dealing with something similar. The range is a Frigidaire model, about 6 years old. It was a similar thing-- it's glowing, and the burners light up just fine, but the oven part of the range isn't coming to temperature, and when it does, it takes a long time and isn't consistent.

My old appliance guy retired, so I tried a new appliance guy. He suggested that it was the thermostat, and that they were all universal. So I drove 90 miles roundtrip to pick up a thermostat. Um, no, they're not universal. So then I drove 90 miles again the next day, armed with the make and model #. That particular make and model didn't have a thermostat, per se-- just a sensor. So I got it ordered, and drove 90 miles again to pick it up.

The old sensor was bad, it seems, but it didn't solve the problem. So I went back to the appliance shop to pick their brains. They thought it might be the control panel not reading the information from the sensor correctly. So I get to go back again next week for a new part and try that.

Anyhow, we'll see how it goes. Good luck with yours. --96.46.xxx.xx




Gas range problem (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 5:15 PM
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Deanna, thanks.

I just went to Lowes and bought a new clamp meter. Never needed one before now. Will go over there tomorrow and see what I can accomplish. --107.141.xx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 5:54 PM
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The glow bar can be taken out then check with a VOM using ohm function where measure the ohms. No power so if the ohms are greater on the old glow bar then the current will be limited. Working with anything electric is where unplugged or the circuit breaker is in the off position. One gas range where the oven was not working where just replaced the glow bar then carefully installed. The previous gas range the oven in bake and broil function was taking longer to come on but still working where decided it was going to cost more then buying another gas range on the internet. The newer gas range uses spark ignition for the bake and broil function which is like the burners. Commercial laundromat gas clothes dryers use spark ignition as well which is less problems as if someone bangs the door the ignition bar does not break. One gas clothes changed out the spark ignition module which solved the problem. Worked in electronics where every working day tested out components. If a component was off by 10 per cent then replaced. It is always better to verify a faulty component as just turning off and on will never solve the problem. Here electricity is expensive where in the house the stove, dryer and demand water heater is natural gas as one third the operating cost. --147.194.xxx.xx




Gas range problem (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 7:47 PM
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My vote is the glue plug. Mine vlowed orange but it should have been more yellow. Ordered it online. It was a lot of screws to unclip and thread the wire leads thru the back of the stove and it was greasy, but that solved the problem. --99.203.xx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2020 9:40 PM
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Check to see that the gas line to the oven is not plugged with carbon....take a safety pin to unclog. Be aware...if you have any gas buildup when you try to start it...it may "flash". Make sure to ventilate the area well and avoid gas buildup. --99.92.xxx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 10:07 AM
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Fridgidare control boards are well known for not sending the signal to operate the gas valve-glow plug combo but if the glow plug is glowing but no gas valve opening then replacement glow plug is cheaper and easier than a gas valve in the confined space with sharp corners ready to slice skin when something slips. This is one reason I only do electric when I provide a range, so easy to swap coils and handles. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Gas range problem (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2020 9:36 PM
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When replace gas range with newer up graded top of line model the oven used spark ignition for the bake and broil function. Spark ignition is common on the commercial laundromat gas clothes dryers. Here electricity is expensive as they phased all the coal fired power stations then used natural gas for peaks along with incentives for solar and wind. It costs about one third to operate a gas stove, gas clothes dryers and demand gas water heater. Energy costs for rental houses or rental units make the difference between having a vacancy and occupied rental unit. --147.194.xxx.xx



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