Author Topic: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem  (Read 2088 times)

Offline stanjunk

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Anyone owning the Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 should be aware the the possibility of an incompatibility of replacement carborundum igniter WB2X9154 with the gas/solenoid valve. This information applies only to ovens with the round carborundum igniter, not those with the flat style Norton igniters. (BTW, only RepairClinic.com sells the round igniter for this model, pointed out by memberRegUS_PatOff). I believe the resistance profile on the replacement igniter is too steep for the solenoid/valve. The valve opens prematurely, and gas accumulates below the bottom baffle, resulting in a small explosion. I removed the baffle, and this lets accumulated gas dissipate, and no explosion occurs. If anyone has found a source for a version of the WB2X9154 that they have installed without experiencing this problem, in this oven, please post that source.

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Stan
« Last Edit: May 09, 2013, 01:42:44 PM by stanjunk »

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Re: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013, 02:12:01 PM »
The correct part # is wb13k21.

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Re: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013, 04:44:45 PM »
No, that's not correct. wb13k21 is the upgraded flat style Norton igniter for Kenmore/GE 9113042992 ovens that came equipped with Norton flat style igniters. Mine is a 22 year old oven, with the same model number, but designed for the round carborundum igniter.


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Re: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013, 05:22:53 PM »
I use a Whirlpool 4342528 in those with no problems.  http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Oven-Igniter/4342528/3422

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Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2013, 11:45:38 AM »
Sears look up is wrong. It shows the picture of a round glow coil. But a flat glow coil in the parts list. Very weird.


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Re: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2013, 03:16:55 PM »
Nice cross-reference!
Tip of the hat to theoldstoveguy!

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Re: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2013, 08:01:13 AM »
No the WB13K21 igniters is not a upgrade flat igniter its a wrong part look up at sears and some other companies look up too. If you have a round igniter in the oven you replace it with a round igniter.4342528 is the same as the G.E igniter but a lot cheaper to buy by far.I never buy the G.E igniter because it cost twice as much.

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Re: Kenmore/GE Gas Wall Oven Model 9113042992 Igniter Problem
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 08:53:58 PM »
Ignitor style must match Gas Safety Valve amperage
(printed on Gas Valve tag)
cylindrical Carborundum       2.5A to 3.2A
rectangular Norton Ignitors   3.4A to 3.6A
« Last Edit: May 12, 2013, 08:54:23 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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