Model #3627526892 KENMORE Free Standing, Gas

  • Gas And Burner
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  • Cooktop
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  • Gas And Burner
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Question and Answers

Q:

Is the igniter bad if my Kenmore oven burner will not work?

A:

You did not indicate if your see the glow bar igniter glowing red or not. Open the broiler drawer and turn the oven on and watch to see if you find the glow bar igniter glowing or not. If you find it glowing but the burner never ignites, replace the igniter.

If the glow bar igniter does not glow, then the failure could be one of the following:

  • Broken or burnt out igniter (part #WB13K21)
  • Failed safety gas valve
  • Oven thermostat
  • Loose or broken wire in the ignition circuit

I also added some information in the images below. In order to diagnose the failure if you find the oven igniter not glowing will require a multimeter. The igniter can be accessed by opening the broiler drawer or by removing the floor of the oven if it's removable.

First, disconnect the power cord from the power source. The igniter will need to be disconnect and checked for continuity. If the igniter has continuity then disconnect the wires from the gas valve and check the continuity of it. If the igniter and the safety gas valve both measure continuity then the oven thermostat will need to be check for continuity when it is turned on. Remove both wires from the thermostat and check the continuity across the two terminals of the thermostat. If it has continuity then you will need to check the wire circuit between the thermostat and igniter and gas valve for an open circuit. The ignitor must have voltage supplied to it or it will not glow and allow the gas valve to open.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 04, 2010