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Offline angelodp

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G&S repair
« on: December 01, 2008, 01:33:35 PM »
Hi, I have an older wall gas stove.

Symptoms... when I put the oven on the igniter coil glows red but the gas does not light unless i blow air into chamber.... then the blue flame come onto the gas bar ( forgive me if my terms are incorrect ).  It seems to not get up to temperature very well.

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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 02:35:53 PM »
Without a model number, you can  only get a new  bake ignitor if you take the old one in with you to match it up.   That's what you need, a new ignitor.
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2008, 07:20:35 PM »
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2008, 10:13:00 PM »
great thanks... can I get the igniter out from the front side?? There is a metal shield which can be removed the there is a heat shield over the wires?? Do i power down and try and pull the wires forward and undo the connections and pull the unit ?

Thanks Ange

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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2008, 12:16:31 AM »
You can remove the bottom of most stoves and get to it.
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2008, 12:55:46 PM »
So if I pull this cover can i get to the wires??


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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2008, 03:18:16 PM »
get that rear cover off
to the right of the cover appears to be a way to get it off. then take another pic. I like pics. What kind of camera is that. I was looking at some at wall mart. I bet that ain't the 20 dollar one you is using.  :2funny:
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2008, 03:19:27 PM »
after you get the cover off the back then you ought to see a quick plug for that ignitor.
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2008, 04:43:31 PM »
I changed the igniter and the problem did not go away .... &$60 later.... oh well. the Gas co. is coming out to deal with the issue.... any more ideas??

thanks  A

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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2008, 06:59:40 PM »
How is the flame burning?,pulling away from the burner when it is finally lit? Are you on LP or natural gas? I have seen spider webs in burners make the gas swirl & not lite right away. With the power off, take a wire and feed it into the burner( the tube the gas goes into,feed into the air shutter area) go in about 6 inches or to the bend. See if you get a web.

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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2008, 07:29:52 PM »
either you have a bad pressure regulator or you didn't pay the gas bill. The gas safety valve would not allow the glowbar to ignite if it was open, the thermostat would not send electrical power to the ignitor if it was bad. You ain't getting gas to the valve. Bad regulator is where I am leaning.
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2008, 07:46:20 PM »
well... there is gas and it does light but i still have to coax it along by blowing the gas around until it hits the coil and lights the bar??? No spider stuff. could the orifice closest to the coil be plugged slightly and not allowing enough gas to reach the igniter?? I always pay my bills on time...old habit, i hate ;) owing anything.

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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2008, 08:30:10 PM »
in your picture above you can clealy see an adjustment nut built in on the orifice just below the burner. By turning it counterclockwise while the flame is on you can tweak the flame. Do not make the flame go any further than halfway of the flame spreader.
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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2008, 09:17:26 PM »
tried that but the nut did not seem to do much in either direction ??  Thanks for hangin in there with me on this

A

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Re: G&S repair
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2008, 10:06:40 PM »
I think you have a bad pressure regulator
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