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Offline Cabokeber

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Help with my frigidaire oven, thanks!
« on: September 03, 2010, 01:27:44 PM »
I'm really out of my element here, so any advice would be appreciated.

My Frigidaire Oven has stopped heating up. The problem presented itself to my wife a few weeks ago, but after taking the broiler drawer out and poking around a bit the problem seemed to correct itself (?!?!). It would heat, hold temperature and bake. Tonight, the problem presented itself again. By looking at a few online manuals and parts list I can share that the "ignitor" is "lighting" up/getting hot. But the oven burner does not ignite. There's a distinct odor of gas.

I'm on a tight budget and hopeful this is something I can repair myself.

I've not tested the gas valve and have heard I'll be needing an Ohmmeter.  Any advice on what I'm looking for?

In the meantime, I turned on the stove again this morning and it is (again) operating normally (?!?!) I cannot see a rhyme or reason why this is happening (as there's no coinciding use of gas around the house - showers, dish washer, laundry, etc.). I don't know if that makes sense, but I thought maybe it has something to do with the amount of gas getting to the oven. As I type it though, it seems foolish.

The heating element does ignite, so I assume (!) that it has something to do with the gas regulation. Maybe there's a blockage or something is faulty?

Again, when it is NOT working I do smell gas and the element is very hot (but there are no flames on the burner).

Any ideas would be more than appreciated!

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Re: Help with my frigidaire oven, thanks!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 01:33:31 PM »
Could you post the model number for us?

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Re: Help with my frigidaire oven, thanks!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 01:45:32 PM »
Weak ignitor, replace it.

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Re: Help with my frigidaire oven, thanks!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 05:53:05 PM »
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