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Offline bladeguy08

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Oven will not ignite
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:18:58 PM »
I have a maytag model pgr5715bdw that uses lp gas and the oven seems to take a very long time(approx 10 minutes) to ignite when set to bake. When I use the broil mode it lights up within minutes. I do see the ignitor glow red immediately when I set it to bake. Not sure what the problem is, any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Oven will not ignite
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 12:38:23 PM »
Go grab a 12400035 ignitor kit and follw the instructions.
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Re: Oven will not ignite
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 02:51:08 PM »
From looking at the picture of the ignitor, that seems to work fine, at least it glows red just like the one up top for the broiler. It seems I don't even hear gas for about 10 minutes when set to bake. Is there a different regulator or control for both the bake and broil settings?

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Re: Oven will not ignite
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 03:04:43 PM »
The ignitors are the same part number. They act identically. Doesn't this tell you something?

The bake ignitor may glow, but unless you have a way of measuring amp draw, you won't be able to see if it has enough current to open the valve. Since you don't have a device like this (or you would have tried it), the next-best test of a bad ignitor is to count the seconds it takes to  open the gas valve after it begins to glow. On a healthy ignitor, the time span is under 60 seconds...always.  Take my advice and replace the ignitor.

They typically have a 3-5 year life span, depending on whether you are Betty Crocker or not :)



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Re: Oven will not ignite
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 03:31:40 PM »
I will try the new ignitor. Thanks for the advice. Can I switch the broiler ignitor with the bake ignitor while I'm awaiting the arrival of the new one. We have some cooking we need to do on Christmas Eve.

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Re: Oven will not ignite
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 04:39:41 PM »
Now you're using your membrane :)

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