Kitchenaid gas range Oven won't light broiler burner fine
I have a Kitchenaid KGRT607HBT freestanding gas range w/convection 2003 model The oven won't light. The broiler works fine. This happened once, about 4 months ago and it never happened again - until last night.
I choose bake and the temperature on the panel and hit start. I hear a click and nothing happens - the temp reads lo and that's it.
Question 1 -I have read in forums that this can be an igniter, a thermal fuse or a gas valve problem. Since the oven broiler works, can I rule out the gas valve problem?
Question 2 - I read that to replace the thermal fuse on the rear of the KA/Whirlpool. I have to remove the oven from the cabinet. Can I assume that this was referring to a wall oven, or do I have to deconstruct my freestanding range.
If any of this is "plug and play" I will order parts to save money until My husband and I can afford the BlueStar we are eyeing up.
Any help/advice is appreciated
As for your first question, no you cannot rule out the gas valve just because the boiler works. However it is the last thing I would look at because they don’t fail very often.
As for you second question, I am almost sure yours don’t have a thermo fuse. Most of the time you will only find these on built in ovens. But just in case I looked yours up and couldn’t find one.
The most common thing that will cause your problem is the igniter. If the igniter doesn’t glow at all you can check it with an ohmmeter if you have one. If it is open replace it if not your problem may be elsewhere. If the igniter glows but the burner never lights then it can still be the igniter and you will have to have an ammeter to confirm. Your igniter is flat so it should draw 3.4 to 3.6 amps. If it will not draw this amperage the gas valve will not open and allow the flame to light. This page should help more Gas Oven Repair
The igniter is not hard at all to install however in most cases it will not be “plug and play”. You will have to splice the wires in most cases. With that being said normally the igniter will come with wire nuts to splice it with.