Whirlpool Gas Range (oven) Won't Light

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Hacksaw, Dec 27, 2003.

  1. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Guest

    Hello. Apparently, I don't understand how this works. I thought I
    posted this message already, but I don't see it. Anyway, the problem
    is with a Whirlpool gas range, model # SF310PEAW0. The oven isn't
    lighting. We took the front panel off (under the top, behind the
    knobs) and played around with the wires that are attached to a thing
    (don't know what else to call it) behind the oven control knob. There
    are 2 wires, one yellow, one black, and the heavy wire that goes
    directly into the oven connected to this piece. AFter that, it started
    working again briefly, but now it is completely dead. The burners are
    getting gas, so I suppose the problem is electrical, perhaps the
    ignition or something? Can anyone identify this problem or the part(s)
    that might need to be replaced? Thank you!
     
    Hacksaw, Dec 27, 2003
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  2. "Hacksaw" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Hello. Apparently, I don't understand how this works. I thought I
    > posted this message already, but I don't see it. Anyway, the problem
    > is with a Whirlpool gas range, model # SF310PEAW0. The oven isn't
    > lighting.


    The igniter may be gone, but it could be some other problem. If the igniter
    goes, it is usually dead. Period. You had your start again right?.

    Check that the timer controls are properly set and all switches are in the
    right position. If someone accidentally turned a know for it to start on
    timed bake or oven cleaning, it will not light.

    For more information to troubleshoot, www.repairclinic.com
    Ed

    http://pages.cthome.net/edhome
     
    Edwin Pawlowski, Dec 27, 2003
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  3. Hacksaw

    jeff Guest

    (Hacksaw) wrote in message news:<>...
    > Hello. Apparently, I don't understand how this works. I thought I
    > posted this message already, but I don't see it. Anyway, the problem
    > is with a Whirlpool gas range, model # SF310PEAW0. The oven isn't
    > lighting. We took the front panel off (under the top, behind the
    > knobs) and played around with the wires that are attached to a thing
    > (don't know what else to call it) behind the oven control knob. There
    > are 2 wires, one yellow, one black, and the heavy wire that goes
    > directly into the oven connected to this piece. AFter that, it started
    > working again briefly, but now it is completely dead. The burners are
    > getting gas, so I suppose the problem is electrical, perhaps the
    > ignition or something? Can anyone identify this problem or the part(s)
    > that might need to be replaced? Thank you!


    Hi,

    If the glow coil is not glowing it can be ohmed for continuity....or
    check for proper power to the glow coil ( 110-120 volts AC ) and if
    the glow coil is getting power but no go the glow coil it self is bad.
    The glow coil *can* glow redish and still be bad!! If the ignitor is
    not getting power, bad control, bad wire would be suspect.

    http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=1255
    Oven igniter kit for your range.

    http://www.applianceaid.com/gas.html#glow
    http://www.applianceaid.com/gas.html#gas-help
    Repair helps and tips that may help.

    jeff.
    Appliance Repair Aid
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
     
    jeff, Dec 27, 2003
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  4. Hacksaw

    Hacksaw Guest

    "Edwin Pawlowski" <> wrote in message news:<OW7Hb.42107$>...
    > "Hacksaw" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > Hello. Apparently, I don't understand how this works. I thought I
    > > posted this message already, but I don't see it. Anyway, the problem
    > > is with a Whirlpool gas range, model # SF310PEAW0. The oven isn't
    > > lighting.

    >
    > The igniter may be gone, but it could be some other problem. If the igniter
    > goes, it is usually dead. Period. You had your start again right?.
    >
    > Check that the timer controls are properly set and all switches are in the
    > right position. If someone accidentally turned a know for it to start on
    > timed bake or oven cleaning, it will not light.
    >
    > For more information to troubleshoot, www.repairclinic.com
    > Ed
    >
    > http://pages.cthome.net/edhome


    Thanks for the reply. Yes, oven did resume working briefly, but now it
    is very dead. I don't even know what you mean by timer controls. This
    is a very basic model and probably older. It's not self-cleaning and
    has a digital clock, and that's about it. It could be igniter, or
    possibly the selector switch? Would that produce the same problem?

    We rent and our landlord got this from his sister. The manual no
    longer exists. He is willing to fix it, but when he tried to find a
    part, and I'm not so sure he even knows which part it is, he was told
    he would need the manual. I have a feeling it may not even be worth
    repairing. He can probably get a used one for less hassle. Thanks
    again Ed for your input.

    ~Stacy~
     
    Hacksaw, Dec 27, 2003
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