AMANA GAS RANGE
MODEL #ARG7301WW P1143323NWW
When I removed the Flame Spreader, this exposed the burner and ignitor for ease of troubleshooting.
The Ignitor always turns on, and lights up.
1. After the initial cleaning of the burner, I turned the oven dial on and everything seemed to be working fine. ie: ignitor turned on, blue flames came out of the burner and maintained a constant temperature.
Then,-after I had performed a "self-clean", to see if this feature would now work, it did! I used the oven for bake a few hours later......
The same symptom ocurred, the ignitor went on, but no flames were observed, YES, there was heat coming from the oven, but NO flames coming out of the burner mechanism:
****What exactly do you mean by "nothing"? Just no flame or no glow ignitor either? ****
ans: The Ignitor turned on, but no "flames" were observed. Heat was given off from the glowbar, but no flames. I did NOT smell any gas, only what an inside of the oven smells like after cleaning.
From my records, I had replaced the thermostat about 4 years ago.
Today, I tried this again, and sure enough the ignitor lit up, and the burner was emitting blue flames. But when I put the "FLAME SPREADER" back, and turned the oven OFF, then on again to bake cookies, the oven didnt seem to heat up completely.
Could this be intermittent? or Could the flame spreader hamper the burner operation? (as you recall from my earlier post, when I tried to loosen the nut, the bolt broke off. I tried to replace with another nut, but the bolt/screw was too short for contact.) Could this contribute to the problem? Does the flame spreader need to be tightly screwed for the burner to function correctly?
One thing I am noticing, is that it takes LONGER for the flames to come thru (than the average 90 seconds)
For example: Ten minutes ago I set the dial to 350. 5 minutes went by, and no flames, then set the dial to 450 after ten minutes oven was hot, but no flames?
I THEN SET TIMER FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES, AND 1 MINUTE LATER THE FLAMES TURNED ON. Total preheating time for flames to come on today = 11 minutes.
I have a "MULTIMETER" from DIGITEK Model # DS830B+ This should work to see the amperage, but I dont remember how to test it! the MAX OHMs are 2000, MA 200 Max, 500V
Can I use this to test the current? How would I do this?
Ok, hope this helps.