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frigidaire gallery gas stove model #FGF378WCCA- the oven, broiler

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frigidaire gallery gas stove model #FGF378WCCA- the oven, broiler will turn on then it shuts off after a few seconds. Keep trying to turn on and it may eventually take, once it stays on it everything works fine. relay,switch,electronic board?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Neilwill replied 4 years ago.
Hi yaCustomer

Sounds like a bad igniter in the oven . Does not light and get hot enough so the gas valve shuts off. Sounds like you need a hands on tech on location to test which is in need of replacement,.
Ignihter, Glow bar, gas valve.

If the oven ignitor gets hot (glows) but oven will not light then it is likely that the igntior itself is faulty. Or it lights but does not get hot enough so it goes out.

The ignitor has a very specific resitance that allows a critical voltage to be supplied from the ignitor to the gas valve. If the ignitor has so much as a hairline crack, the resistance of the ignitor will increase which in turn will decrease the voltage to the gas valve. As a safety feature, this will result in the gas valve not being able to open and no ignition will take place. The recourse in this case is to replace the ignitor.




Edited by Neilwill on 11/25/2009 at 11:55 PM EST
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