FIXED 1085B16 Roper built in gas double oven - Flame Switch

dickens2122

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Hello everyone,

I was looking for an answer to what I hope is a simple question. I will provide as much details as possible. I have a Roper built in gas double oven original to my house (1965). The upper oven works fine but the lower oven does not. The pilot light remains lit with no issues. I have the original owners manual which lists the parts and corresponding part numbers. The model number of the stove is 1085B16.
I recently had an appliance repair person look at the oven and tell me the issue is the flame switch, which they said is no longer available. The part number of the flame switch in my manual is 281285. I did look around and could not find a direct replacement. I took the flame switch out yesterday and it has the number 6310 stamped on it. Not sure if that is relevant or not. Looking online, I see several flame switches for sale that "closely resemble" mine. These units say they are a replacement for some "vintage Roper units", as well as Kenmore, Magic Chef, Sunray, Tappen, and Whirlpool. It does not list my specific model oven as one of the Roper models.

My question is...is there any danger of installing one of these similar flame switches? They are two pronged just like mine and using a micrometer, are nearly the exact size as my current flame switch. The part number I am looking at is FS3000-001. Thank you for any help.
 

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Dan O.

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The last replacement for flame switch # 281285 was part Whirlpool # 4335226 but is discontinued.

the number 6310 stamped on it. Not sure if that is relevant or not.

That is part of a manufacturer's identification number. There will be more numbering for each variation of that product design (eg. Harper Wyman #'s 6310S0019, 6310S0020, 6310S0027). I do not know what specifications change between those variations besides the capillary tube length.

The company at the following link has 2 different models in stock. You could ask them if they can give you any specific advice.

LINK > RePco Replacement Parts, Inc


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Dan O.

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Let us know how you make out.

would really love to keep the original oven

I did have an observation about that. You said, "Roper built in gas double oven original to my house (1965)" however the part list clearly states it's a 1976 model. It must have been replaced at least once already even if still an older model.

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It is possible it was replaced in 1976. You never know...I will keep you posted on the repair. I'm calling today about those flame switches to get their opinion, and hopefully order one.
 

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The last replacement for flame switch # 281285 was part Whirlpool # 4335226 but is discontinued.

Reference the Whirlpool part #4335226, I found a new one on Ebay. Is this a definite replacement for mine? If so I'll consider myself lucky and grab it!
 

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I found a new one on Ebay

Really? I tried searching there for both old and new part numbers, nothing was found. I see there are a couple different ones listed now again!

This link is pertinent to this reply. It was supplied by this message author.

LINK > Search Results for Flame Switch


Is this a definite replacement for mine?

4335226 is the factory replacement part. If that is what is being sold and is new, it should replace the original.

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4335226 is the factory replacement part. If that is what is being sold and is new, it should replace the original.

***UPDATE***

Part # 4335226 worked!!! I just installed it, lower oven fired right up. Thank you very much for your help.

Tracy
 
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