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robinm

09:12AM | 12/10/05
Member Since: 12/09/05
2 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I have an Amana gas range ARG7301. The stove top burners and broiler work but the oven is not getting gas despite the gas valve located in the draw section being open. The oven gas input pipe holes are clean and unobstructed. Any ideas before I call service?

DanO

10:52AM | 12/10/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** Amana gas range [model] ARG7301 **

That is only part of a model number, did you get it right off the appliance's model and serial number tag? That is the only reliable place the complete model number will be found. On many Amana products, the B/M (bill or material) or serial number is also required to further identify the product in question.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my web site linked below.

** broiler works but the oven is not getting gas despite the gas valve located in the draw section being open. **

Your "oven" appears to consist of a bake (lower) and broil (upper) gas burner. I assume you mean just the "bake" burner in the oven is not functioning?

How do you know the valve is "open" if no gas is going through it?

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=Amana+Gas+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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robinm

11:12AM | 12/10/05
Member Since: 12/09/05
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for your response. The model # is ARG7301ww. The serial # is 9711201118.

You are correct in regards to the bake burner not functioning. The gas shut off valve is located in the left side of the bottom storage draw compartment. According to the instructional booklet the valve handle is in the open position. Also, the valve handle has not been moved (turned to the closed position) since I installed the range in 1998. The electric pilot for the bake burner works (glows hot) but I'm not getting gas into the bake burner input tube.

robinm

DanO

12:17PM | 12/10/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** The electric [ignitor] for the bake burner works (glows hot) but I'm not getting gas into the bake burner input tube. **

That symptom could be caused by a problem in the ignitor or the gas valve itself. You can read an explanation of how such a gas oven ignition system works at the following link:

- Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=823

As stated at the link above, the most common cause of such a symptom is a 'weak' ignitor.

** The model # is ARG7301ww. The serial # is 9711201118 **

We would also need the B/M or MFG number to identify particular parts used on that model. That number will usually start with the letter "P...".

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Amana+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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maxpick

10:49AM | 01/15/06
Member Since: 01/14/06
1 lifetime posts
I'm stuck in the same boat. The broiler and the surface burners all work. My oven burner ignitor works fine, its as if no gas is flowing. I've also verified the gas valve on the oven, next to the overn drawer, is open. There is a two way valve that seems to direct the gas either to the oven or to the broiler. Since the broiler works, I am guessing the two way valve is the problem. Any ideas?

DanO

03:50PM | 01/15/06
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** My oven burner ignitor works fine **

How did you determine that? What exact amperage is it drawing??

** I've also verified the gas valve on the oven, next to the oven drawer, is open. **

"Open" is what way? Electrically open or letting gas flow freely through it???

If the valve is open electrically, it is defective and needs to be replaced.

If the oven valve is letting gas flow freely through it, there must be a blockage in the gas tubing after that valve on the way to the burner, if no gas is getting there.

** Amana ARG7301 **

As stated in the messages above "ARG7301" is only *part* of a model number. The appliance's MFG or B/M number is also required from the appliance's model and serial number identification tag in order to properly identify it.

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Amana+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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CallieT

07:12PM | 07/16/08
Member Since: 07/15/08
7 lifetime posts
Model #ARG7301WW

SERIAL: 9710232146

Hi All,

About 8 months ago the "SELF-CLEAN" Feature stopped working, so I would manually clean the interior with elbow grease or "Easy Off" Oven Cleaner.

This past week the SAME thing happened to me, it would take forever to cook something. The burners work fine, as does the Broil feature.

I am taking on the grueling task of trying to remove the bottom part which goes over the flame.

I can see a flame towards the rear of the oven, but no heat is coming from the front part. I think this may be clogged with something, but am not sure.

I am pretty handy, but have never done work on this particular appliance, I know it shouldnt be that difficult, because the bottom burner works in a similar fashion as a grill burner. What I would like in addition to a solution, is some advice on HOW or WHAT to use to clean the blockage? A wire Brush perhaps?

thanks in advance!

Callie

DanO

10:39PM | 07/16/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** WHAT to use to clean the blockage? **

It would depend on what is causing the blockage (if that is actually the problem). A wire poked into the individual burner ports might work or compressed air if a blockage is just dust or spiderwebs. If it is rust, the oven burner (see the following link) might need to be replaced. Just don't try using toothpicks as splinters could be left behind.

- Amana ARG7301WW Oven Burner

LINK > www.appliance411.com/data.php?rc=1206868

JMO

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Amana+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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CallieT

05:39PM | 07/17/08
Member Since: 07/15/08
7 lifetime posts
OK, I took out the flame spreader, (and broke the screw while I was loosening the nut)

I took a grout cleaning brush, which is pretty coarse, but is not nearlyh as stiff as a wire brush. I carefully cleaned out the gas vents. I was afraid to use my vacum to clean up the debris, so I just cleaned as much as I could with a damp paper towel.

Turned the circut breaker back on, then put the oven on and VIOLA, the gas was spreading and the oven was maintining the bake temperature!

I shut the oven off then replaced the flame spreader, albeit without a nut....then put all the racks back.

I tried the oven again and it heated up! Then, I was curious if the self-clean feature would NOW work again, IT DID!

4 hours later, I decided to bake choc chip cookies.....sigh, the oven did NOT maintain the temperature. I removed the flame spreader again, and turned the oven back on....nothing. Then tried blowing compressed air into the holes hoping that any debris would be disspated.....to no avail.

1. SHOULD I TRY TO USE A METAL BRUSH? like the kind you use on a radiatior or car battery?

2. Or, should I order a new burner? How difficult is it to replace this? Do I need to shut off the gas entirely to do so, or just shut down the circut breaker to the electric outlet?

3. If advised to clean out the burner again, can I use my hand vacum to clean up all the debris around the burner,. or is that too dangerous?

Thanks in advance

Callie

LarryG

06:08PM | 07/17/08
Member Since: 07/22/04
511 lifetime posts
the symptoms you are describing are sounding like a faulty ignitor.

i bet that is the problem.also it is not dangerous to vacuum the area of the burner with a vacuum cleaner.
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