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    Default GE Hotpoint Stove: Model #RGB530DEP1BB - Oven stopped working but burners work

    Model Number: RGB530DEP1BB
    Brand: Hotpoint
    Age: 1-5 years

    I have a GE Hotpoint stove. Model # RGB530DEP1BB.


    It is 2.5 Years old. It is a gas stove. The top burners work, but the oven itself stopped working. When I turn the knob to turn on the oven, nothing happens. I looked at the electronics that heat the oven where the bottom broiler is at, and when I turn the oven on all that happens is the light illuminates. Again, the oven doesn't come on.


    Has anyone experienced this type of problem on this stove? If so, what is my best bet to fix the problem? I'm good at construction, but a newbie when it comes to fixing appliances.

    Thanks.

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    Hi,

    Do you notice when you first turn it on bake that the bake igniter glows orange at all from the bottom of your oven? and just doesn't let the gas out to ignite it?

    If so, then its definitely your oven igniter thats bad.

    Here is the bake igniter glow bar for your model:
    Oven Igniter WB13K21 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


    If no orange glow, The way I test it is put my volt meter leads in that connector that goes to your oven igniter glow bar, when the oven is on you should get 120 volts on the volt meter. If you do and the igniter glow bar isn't coming on, then you have a bad oven igniter glow bar.

    If you don't have a volt meter, you can get a cheap one at Radio Shack.

    To get access to the oven igniter glow bar electrical connector, I take out the bottom storage drawer completely then get a flashlight or floodlight to see under there, and then I can see the oven igniter glow bar connector.

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    Jake,

    Thank you. I'm going to take a look at it tomorrow when I'm back to the stove. I'll keep you posted. Thanks again!

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    Ok, sounds good.

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    Ok, Jake your saying if there is no glowing of the igniter that he should replace the ignitor? Because he is seeing a glowing ignitor, but not hearing any gas coming out of the valve. The way these usually work is if all the safety check sensors are ok the oven will allow itself to be lit, the ignitor will glow for 5 seconds and the gas will be released at that time, and then the igniter will become the flame sensor and will control if the gas valve stays open or shuts based on the resistence of the ignitor.

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    No Michael, If no orange glow, The way I test it is put my volt meter leads in that connector that goes to your oven igniter glow bar, when the oven is on you should get 120 volts on the volt meter.

    If it does glow and not igniting the gas then that igniter isn't sending the proper resistance to that gas valve for it to open and let the gas out.

    Jeff explains it here:
    You may even see the orange "glow plug" (called a hot surface igniter) glowing orange and so assume that it's OK. Not necessarily!! You have to measure the current/amp drawn by the igniter and compare it to this repair sheet before you can say it's OK or not. The gas valve has a bi-metal that open when a certain amount of current flows through it to heat it up. The igniter is wired in series with the gas valve. As the igniter gets older or weaker, it's resistance increases to the point where not enough current is flowing to the gas valve bimetal to open it up. As a result, the gas valve never opens up. BTW, a common symptom of the early stages of this problem is erratic temperature control in the oven due to delayed firing of the bake burner while cooking.
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    We replaced the ignitor and still no success, is it definitely the gas valve, before I go out and spend 130 dollars on a new valve? Or could something else be wrong like a solenoid switch? Let me see if I can get a Current meter to check the current. Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Schaffter View Post
    We replaced the ignitor and still no success, is it definitely the gas valve, before I go out and spend 130 dollars on a new valve? Or could something else be wrong like a solenoid switch? Let me see if I can get a Current meter to check the current. Thanks for your help.
    Did you first check with a volt meter for 120 volts to the igniter with the oven ON before ordering that igniter? Because if you didn't and your not getting 120 volts to make that igniter come on, then a new gas valve won't fix it.

    The clock oven control board sends 120 volts to that oven igniter, so that would be the bad part:
    Clock Assembly WB27T10469 Order now for same day shipping. 365 day return policy. RepairClinic.com


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    Jake ok reading all the post quick question the broiler works but the oven doesn't also I see no glow on the oven but I see a glow when I first start the broiler so does this rule out the igniter for the oven or are they seperate also the lcd panel shows the oven going to preheat but doesn't work not sure which part to replace WB2X9154, WB13K21

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