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790.72903015 Kenmore Range - Oven Igniter glows, oven burner does not come on

barryware

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Jan 1, 2018
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Location
midwest
Model Number
790.72903015
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
6-10 years
The igniter glows red ~ white hot but the burner does not come on. I can not hear and clicking of gas valves.
One thing stat seems strange.. Typically there is some sort of electric eye, bi-metal doo-dad, or sensor of some type that sees the igniter. I don't see anything. Just the igniter close to the burner.

Where do I start?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Check the current draw of the ignitor. It must draw 3-3.6 amp to open the gas safety valve. The current draw is the " electric eye, bi-metal doo-dad, or sensor of some type ".

If needed:

LINK> Oven igniter with long wire harness

LINK> http://www.applianceaid.com/gas-range-repair-help.php#glow

jeff.
 

barryware

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Location
midwest
Thanks Jeff.. Silly question but AC or DC for the amp draw?

If the igniter is bad even thought glowing, would the amp draw be low or high?
 
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barryware

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Location
midwest
I got it working.. I had to pull the wires for the igniter so I had room to put my amp meter over a wire.

While the igniter was getting hot and I am reading the amp draw (AC).. The burner ignited. Maybe me pulling on the wires had something to do with it.. Still going to replace the igniter.
 
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