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Offline mike k

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whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« on: June 30, 2010, 09:28:40 PM »
I have a Roper / Whirlpool gas range where the top burners light but nothing happening with bake or broil. Not able to get a error code while holding bake and clock for 5 seconds. I am able to get the control to say good when holding the cancel button for 5 seconds. I am guessing the electronic control. Am I on the right track?

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Mike

Model FGS326RD

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Re: whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2010, 08:03:13 AM »
Replace the oven ignitor.
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Re: whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2010, 08:57:12 AM »
Thanks for your response. Wouldn't it be odd to have both bake and broil go out?

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Re: whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2010, 09:10:21 AM »
This stove ain't got glowbar type ignitors. It has direct spark ignitors. It could be your oven valve. The top is sparking so you have a good module. If the valve has 216 ohms between all the terminals on the gas ditribution valve then you needs to check for 8 to 18 volts between pins 1 and 2 & 2 and 3 according to the instructions in the manual on pages 12.13,14 and so on.  I have the DS training manual DIRECT SPARK MANUAL


Always refer to your stoves tech sheet which is by the way sitting right beside the gas distribution valve in the back of the stove. Click on pick to enlarge.
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Re: whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 11:23:41 PM »
JW very very helpful reply on this problem i am having the same issue and did the check for resistance on the terminals and have 218 on the oven port and i get nothing on the broiler so i guess that would mean i need a gas valve assembly?

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Re: whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 08:36:50 AM »
The oven has a distribution valve and ignitors are mounted for Bake and Broil. If the top burners won't light you know you have a bad DSI. But what if the oven don't work? You gonna need to do some checks at the J-1 connector on the DSI. Remember their is a 40 second delay built-in to the control for safety reasons. Lighting will therefore not be instantaneous. The gas distribution valve should have 216 ohms between all 3 terminals. Doing tests to the system requires both AC volts testing plus DC volts and that can cause you to fry your meter if you are not careful so pay attention to what you are doing.
That gas distribution valve gets the DC volts (8-18 VDC).
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to operate it's solenoids with any other voltage supply. Not good! The ignitors require 120 vac to do their thing.
To recap: the gas distribution valve works on DC power while the ignitors work on AC. Refer to the service manual posted above for further instructions. If either side of that dist. valve is bad the whole shebang will not work.
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Re: whirlpool gas range bake and broil not lighting
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 01:51:03 AM »
... resistance on the terminals and have 218 on the oven port and i get nothing on the broiler ...
If the DSI senses one portion of the Oven Gas Valve is bad, it won't allow either to work.
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