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power to gas oven ignitor is always on. thermostat works

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power to gas oven ignitor is always on. thermostat works properly
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
is the igniter always lit up red? how did you wire the new one, was there a plug or did you need to strip the wires and wirenut them?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
yes always red, wired the new one the same as the old one, one wire I put a spade connector on the other wire had a wire nut on it
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok it sounds like your thermostat is bad. theres not mauch else between the igniter and the thermostat except the safety valve wich doesnt cause this problem. the one other this to check is make sure a wire isnt pinched to the igniter and touching ground somewhere, this can cause this problem also. thanks Bryan
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
husband got called into work i dont know if he has anymore questoins he will get back to you thank you
Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
ok thanks ,Bryan
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

sorry I was gone, so even if the thermostat will regulate a temp it is still considered bad? Do you sell these thermostats? thank you for help chris in Iowa

Expert:  Bryan replied 7 years ago.
yes if the igniter doesnt shut off when you shut the thermosts completly off then its not disengaging when it gets to the off position so its still sending power to the igniter. is the flame lit or off when this occurs?

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