Mystery problem with re-igniting the oven
Model Number: MGR8674AS Brand:
1 - 5 years
The oven ignites fine when you turn it on. It reaches the preset temperature and shuts off. After a few minutes, it is supposed to re-ignite. The gas valve opens (one can hear the gas flowing) and you can hear the clicking of the sparks of the igniter, but there is no ignition. Then gas stops for 30 seconds or so, and it tries again: gas flowing, clicking, no ignition. After that, the oven stops trying.
Now for the mystery: if you quickly open and close the door of the oven when you hear the clicking, gas ignites and the oven heats until it reaches the temperature! Then it shuts off and after a few minutes tries again to reignite. The same story. You open and close the door and it works for the next cycle. I have managed to make a 3 hr roast by sitting next to the range and opening and closing the oven door as soon as I heard the clicking.
I checked the igniter and it looks like new.