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We have a Sears Kenmore gas range model 790.760. The oven

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We have a Sears Kenmore gas range model 790.760. The oven will not turn on. Surface burners okay. Clock is set. Range has not moved in four years, so it seems unlikely that regulator valve is off. When I set bake/temp, I hear a click in the back panel but no ignition clicking under oven compartment, nor any gas flow. Does this sound like an igniter problem to you?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you! The click you are hearing is the relay closing to power the igniter for the oven burner. This model uses a hot surface style igniter, it will not click but simply get red hot. As they age, the igniters get weak and, even though they may be red, they draw too little current to open the gas valve. This is the most common failure for this style of range. I believe the igniter will need to be replaced. You can test the voltage to the igniter and use an ammeter to measure the current draw, looking for 120 VAC and at least 3.2 amps. If you have no meters, I would simply replace the igniter, available below.

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