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GS563LXSS0 Whirlpool oven and broiler wont fire PLEASE HELP!

rstonina

Member
Joined
May 13, 2019
Messages
1
Location
New Jersey
Model Number
GS563LXSS0
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
More than 10 years
My oven burner and broiler stopped working (stovetop is fine). I ordered and replaced the spark control module and the oven & broiler still dont work. When I try to turn on the broiler, i can hear the usual 2 clicks but it doesnt ignite. When i turn on the bake, i dont hear any clicks at all and no fire.

The broiler was barely used and the bake igniter looks ok with no blackening or cracks. With that being said, from what im reading it looks like the gas control valve or thermostat.

Im hoping to diagnose and fix this without having to use a multimeter to test everything.

Can anyone provide assistance?
 

Jake

Appliance Tech - Admin
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Joined
Aug 24, 2004
Messages
107,825
Location
McMullen Valley, Arizona
Hi,

Lets first ohm test the gas valve. You will need a multimeter to ohm test the gas valve.

Here's the gas valve for your model you can order, if needed:
WPW10293048 Valve-Gas


Its located at the very bottom of your range towards the back, so you'll need to pull your lower storage drawer out to access it, get a flashlight or droplight so you can see better under there.

Unplug or remove power from the range FIRST. Set the Ohm meter on RX300. Remove the three wires from the gas valve. The wire connectors are different sizes so they can be replaced in the same spot. The center terminal is the common terminal. Put one meter probe on the center terminal and touch one of the other terminals and then the other terminal. The meter should read 216 Ohms both times. If not, replace the gas valve.

TEST PROCEDURE
Solenoid Resistance Tests
1. Disconnect power from the range.
2. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 100 scale.
3. Touch the ohmmeter terminals to terminals 1 and 2 (Broil). The ohmmeter should read 216 Ω ±30.
4. Touch the ohmmeter terminals to terminals 3 and 2 (Bake). The ohmmeter should read 216 Ω ±30.

NOTE: Always check both solenoids. If one of the solenoids is defective, neither one will operate.



Keep us posted.

Jake
 
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