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Pilot, Spark or Glow Bar Ignition System?

Posted by Dan O. on November 27th, 2002 01:18 PM
In reply to Gas stove by Elwood Waters on November 27th, 2002 07:22 AM [Go to top of thread]

What type of ignition system does the oven use?

On a pilot ignition system (that uses an actual flame pilot), the only cause I can think of is a defective oven safety valve.

If a glow bar ignition system (most common electronic oven ignition system), that can be caused by a defective ignitor. And yes, an ignitor can glow and still be defective.

If the ignitor glows but the burner won't light or gas doesn't even flow to it, ~85% of the time a defective ignitor is the cause, only ~15% of the time the oven valve is the culprit. Delayed initial lighting is also often caused by a defective ignitor as well.

If the ignitor does NOT glow, the control system might be suspect.

Dan O.
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  • Gas stove by Elwood Waters  11/27/02 07:22 AM

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