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My oven spark igniter is not working

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my oven spark igniter is not working
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Good afternoon. This model has a very complex system with a DSI board (direct spark ignition board) which reads the gas valve coils and checks the resistance to make sure everything is good with the valve. This board also serves other functions like sends out the actual spark to light all the burners and cuts out the gas if it doesn’t detect the flame has ignited. If the system is working properly the bake and the broil will click three times when you turn the oven on. If you only hear one or two clicks, you have a bad DSI board or a bad gas valve. There are 3 terminals on the gas valve so you need to check the resistance from the top terminal to the middle terminal, and the middle terminal to the bottom terminal. You should get a reading of approximately 210 ohms. If you don’t get a reading within 10% of that number, you need to replace the valve because even though only one coil may be bad, the DSI board will stop all oven function as soon as it detects there is a problem with one of the coils.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The gas valve is working does that make a difference. Cause it is opening.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

That doesn't matter unfortunately. The resistance needs to be correct or the DSI board will shut it down anyways. Most likely it's good but without testing you can't be certain.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
both at 189
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

OK well as long as those are both the same then they are working. Unfortunately that means that your DSI board is just bad or the wire in between the board and the igniter is damaged, those are the only options.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
do they sell a wire kit or can I use regular wire
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

You wouldn't have to buy the entire oven wiring harness. But if you have a well insulated wire that would work as well.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open. Is there anything else I can help you with?