I have an old (15yr?)Type XL 44 GE self cleaning oven, Model: JGBS16GEP5AD.
3 years ago, the oven didn't fire up so I changed out the igniter and it worked.
Igniter broke again recently, and I replaced it HOWEVER... I did a dumb thing: I wired it wrong. When attaching the wires with the wire nuts, I accidentally attached the two leads from the ignitor together... and the two leads from the gas valve together. (all wires had white insulation...color coding would have been nice.. oh, well)
I turned on the oven knob, the interior light dimmed for a second, and I could hear/smell the gas. After 15 seconds, the filament was not doing anything, so I turned the knob back to OFF.
I then discovered the wiring mistake and corrected it. After that, turning the knob did not open the gas valve, nor did the igniter glow... and the interior bulb didn't dim, which is probably the telltale signal that I fried the valve...so...
Did I fry the valve?
If NOT, what are the possibilities, other than replace the igniter again and, IF SO, what are my 3 best choices for the next move. All internet searches on the topic lead to igniter replacement (80-90% of the time, that is the problem)
No "solution" I've found actually goes into changing out or testing the gas safety valve. My gut says this element is the problem.
ANY THEORIES OUT THERE???
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