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conmom  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, July 15, 2009 12:49:18 PM(UTC)
conmom

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Broiler works fine lower ignighter glows but will not light oven Ithink it's the gas valve can you suggest way's to check
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Dan O.  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, July 15, 2009 1:34:06 PM(UTC)
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igniter glows but will not light oven. I think it's the gas valve.

That would be the least likely possibility, the ignitor would be most likely. And yes, an ignitor can glow and still be defective.

LINK > Maytag MGR5770ADW Bake Ignitor

LINK > MGR5770ADW Oven Gas Valve


Quote:
can you suggest way's to check

The only way to determine which is the cause is by testing the amperage draw on the ignitor circuit. The ignitor used on your model should draw 3.2 to 3.6 amps. once fully glowing. Anything more or less would mean it was likely defective and needed to be replaced. If the ignitor WAS drawing within those specifications but gas was NOT being released into the oven burner, than the gas valve would be suspect.

You can read about how common gas oven ignition systems work and the observations and tests necessary to start diagnosing problems with them at the following link:

LINK > Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems


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