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    Default Another Whirlpool 365

    I tried a search and couldn't find an answer,,

    I have a WP 365

    Model SF370LEGN

    Ser. RJ1212113

    Oven not working, the glow bar glows fine but it seems no gas.

    Display, good, temp and warmup countdown, good

    Stove top good

    Broiler good

    I looked at the "direct ignition" manual,, but mine has glow bar.

    I have multimeters ect so any diagnostic help would be appr.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Look on the oven safety valve for an amp value. Use a clamp type amp meter around one of the ignitor wires. It needs to pull that many amps to open the safety valve. I'm not sure but I think it's like 3.1 to 3.3 amps. Anything less, replace the ignitor.
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    Hmmm,, couldn't find value on safety valve,, but found this in manual-----


    Lower ignitor resistance increases the current flow through the bimetal coil. When the ignitor is fully
    heated, its resistance is low. Low resistance causes maximum current to flow through the bimetal
    coil (2.5 to 3.6 amps).-----

    Mine peaked at 1.68a,,, (even though it glows bright orange) guessing thats the issue huh?

    Going to order the ignitor.
    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Yep, Replacing the ignitor should fix the problem.
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    Can I swap the Broiler to the oven untill the ignitor gets here? Wife uses the oven very often,, broiler rarely.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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    Yes, there shouldn't be any problems. They are the same ignitor.
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    Here's the oven/broiler igniter for your model, in case you ever need to order it:
    Manufacturer's Number: 4342528


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    Igniter came today,, problem solved!! Thanks for the great site and help!!

    Tom

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    Excellent, good job Tom fixing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Excellent, good job Tom fixing it.

    Jake
    The credit goes to redbeardmt, I figured if the igniter was glowing as bright as it was that it would be good. But i doubted the valve was the problem as the broiler worked.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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