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I have a Amana Gas stove ags780. Oven has trouble preheating…

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I have a Amana Gas stove ags780. Oven has trouble preheating and gas smell also. Ignigtor looks fine. Replace heat element?

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 years ago
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actually your ignitor is faulty. If you check the amp drawer, it should read 3.2 amps or more. Just because it's glowing orange doesn't mean it's working correctly. If it's only drawing 3.1 amps it will open the valve and possibly close it when it's not supposed to or crack it open which is why you get a gas smell. These igniters only last 6-8 years under normal use before they need to be replaced. Below is a link ot the oven igniter you need to order and replace.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Is it a big deal to replace?
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 years ago
not really at all no. Just remove the racks and unplug the oven. Then remove the floor and the igniter is just mounted to the bake burner by 2 screws. Remove the screws and pull the igniter out. Then cut the 2 wires going to the igniter and splice in the new igniter.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Splice in what form?
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 years ago
well, if you cut the wires, the new igniter will come with 2 ceramic wire nuts so that you can twist the new igniter wires onto the wires that you cut from the oven.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Sounds great thanks. Was just confused. First time working on a oven.

Thank you!
Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 8 years ago
no problem and best of luck to you.
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