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!