- Model Number
- More than 10 years
Re: Amana oven model ARG7301WW MFG P1143324NWW sn 9712194410, propane. After years of slow starts, "boom" starts, and slow heats, but no other problems, I decided finally to replace the bake igniter. I bought igniter 31940001 and installed it. I now have no booms, and rapid starts, and rapid heats, which is great. But the oven is now making me sick: nausea, headache, heart pounding, and stupor. I start feeling it after the oven has run for only a few minutes. Because of a hobby of mine I have an industrial CO detector such as what a factory worker would wear on his belt as PPE. I am seeing 10 PPM in the kitchen at tabletop level after not too long. I called my propane company. They sent a tech with a propane sniffer. He measured 180 PPM at eye level in the vicinity of the oven after a few minutes of operation. The propane tech also checked the gas pressure at the appliance inlet and said it is OK. The flame on the oven burner bar is very light pale blue, not the deep blue we see in pictures on the web. Also there is soot buildup on the topside of the igniter cage, right above the igniter tip, but nowhere else along the length of the igniter cage. The bake burner air shutter is open only halfway. Why is the oven making me sick? Here is my theory. I think the new igniter is drawing more current through the gas valve than the old one did, and so the valve is opening more, and so it is sending more gas to the burner, maybe too much, and so the mixture is too rich and the combustion is incomplete. Oh, I checked the orifices on the burner bar. They are all clear, no obstructions, no buildup. Is this problem something I can fix by opening the burner air shutter more? Or, rather, has the gas valve failed? I hope it's not a failed valve because the parts suppliers are telling me valve Y0316220 is discontinued. Thank you for any help you can give me.