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WFG515S0ES1 (gas) Issues Re-lighting (especially at higher temperatures)

Jake

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Well this model is a bit different as the gas valve and gas regulator are NOT separate on this model, so it's probably best to have Whirlpool come out to see what's going on.:)

@Mitchellm contact Whirlpool to come out at 1-866-698-2538

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rickgburton

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I found and older style and I'm sure they connect the same so that accounts for the gas supply lines. I just can't see it in any of the pics.
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Jake

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Nope, that won't work.

You'll need to have Whirlpool come out to see what's going on.

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Just curious, When you check it at 500°, what's the temperature inside the oven when it tries to relight?
 

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Set to 500. When the oven reached temperature the thermometer inside read appx. 490.
Temperature Continued to rise to 500.
Relight attempt started at appx. 490 read on the thermometer.
 

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Isn't that correct? The part I don't understand is it works OK at lower temperatures, 300°- 400°, correct? Besides the increase in temperature in the oven what else changes at 450°- 500°? When it goes to relight you hear the sparks and you said it will relight if you open the door. So the igniter works and the valve is open so you have gas and a spark, why doesn't it light the gas? I wonder if the igniter is being affected by the high heat somehow.
 

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Just found out I can take video and post it directly!
This is the oven attempting first relight. As you can tell the first attempt was unsuccessful. The second attempt I opened the oven door slightly and the oven then light.
Please ignore the sounds of the washing machine and the baby.
 

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Nope, sorry not a thing, we don't have a clue what's causing this.

You will need to have Whirlpool to come out at 1-866-698-2538 to see what's going on. Rick and I have been career appliances techs for over 33 years each, and we have never seen this happen before in our lives.

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Jonis326

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@Mitchellm Sounds like we are having almost the exact same problem... THis is what I am dealing with (w/videos).... Please let me know what you think:

 
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