June 6th, 2006, 02:08 PM
Maytag Oven Problem
I have a Maytag Model CRG9700CAE Stove/oven. LAst night for the first time the oven won't heat up. When I looked into it I saw that there was only a very short flame coming from the oven burner tube. About 1/8 long flame. I tried to run the broiler and the flame was ok on both High and Low settings. Tried to heat the oven up with the very small flame and it took over 35 minutes to heat up. I unplugged the stove and let it sit for about 45 minutes and then tried to relight it this morning and I couldn't even get it to light. Ok now for my ? What tells the gas valve for the oven to open or close? Has anyone ever heard of these valves, and or burners just getting clogged? Any other tips on how to proceed would be welcome.
June 6th, 2006, 05:26 PM
Was the hot surface ignitor comming on?
then tried to relight it this morning and I couldn't even get it to light
Current flow from the hot surface ignitor.
What tells the gas valve for the oven to open or close?
How a common gas safety valve works.
Any other tips on how to proceed would be welcome
Maytag flat oven igniter kit - if needed.
June 6th, 2006, 10:26 PM
Yes the igniter comes on, It seems to be more of a matter of gas not getting to the igniter
June 7th, 2006, 05:09 AM
The ignitor must draw enough current to open the gas safety valve...the ignitor can glow and still be bad...
...if the ignitor is working and drawing proper current, then we would suspect the gas safety valve. If the currect draw is low we get small flames, no flame, gas odour sometimes, sometimes works and sometimes won't, etc.
June 7th, 2006, 04:23 PM
First off I would just like to say thanks for taking the time to answer my ?
That being said, I checked the load on the ignitor and found it to be 4.4 to 4.6 amps. Will a to high load also prevent the gas vavle from openning?
June 7th, 2006, 09:02 PM
I'd recheck the meter....never have seen one try to draw that much current before!
Since I have not seen one do that the 25 years that I have been servicing these, I'll guess that it could damage the gas safety valve....but the big question is why so much....short somewhere?
Will a to high load also prevent the gas vavle from openning?
June 7th, 2006, 09:33 PM
some time ago we got the f1 error code on our stove as well. I pulled the plug for about 30 minutes plugged it back in and it has worked fine up until now. Think this could have anything to do with it? It is my understanding that the error code f1 is related to the touchpad. As for the meter, I checked it against a known load and it was spot on. The meter is a Fluke 87 with true RMS.
June 8th, 2006, 04:59 AM
F1 can be a clock/control problem, key panal problem or an oven temp sensor problem....and your model appears to not have a seperate key panal as the film and clock are one piece.
Trouble is, the ignitor for your model is designed to draw 3 1/2 amps max....still can't get my head around why you read more...where are you taking the reading?...right at the ignitor?
As for the meter, I checked it against a known load and it was spot on.
June 8th, 2006, 07:38 AM
I am taking the readings from the red wire and also the white wire that comes from the gas valve and goes to the igniter. I also tried taking the readings right behind the igniter after I loosed the mounting screws to give me access room, same 4.6 VDC
June 9th, 2006, 04:06 PM
My problem is resolved. First of I want to let the mods here know how much I appreciate the forum. Without this forum I would have had to pay someone most likely over a $100.00 to come out and diagnois the problem. Right now I am between jobs and that is more then we can afford. As it is the part was only $55.00 and my time. The duh part was on me, as I had forgotten that my meter defaults to VDC instead of VAC, so the 4.6 reading was really the 2.3 that I was getting when I set the meter correctly. So all in all it was the igniter and everything works well. At some time in the I will dive into the F1 error code and see where that takes me.
Thanks again to the fantastic help I recieved here.
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