Model #79073052401 KENMORE Free Standing, Gas

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oven not getting gas 790.73052401


Thank You for choosing Sears It is unfortunate to hear that you are having issues with your range and I do understand your frustration. Glad to help out. I'm looking at your model number 79073052401 and first make sure that the gas supply to the oven is turned back on. That basic troubleshooting step should not be overlooked.

Since the igniter is glowing and it was just replaced, you could have a problem with the safety gas valve. That component does not fail very often. The fact that the igniter still glows indicates that there is continuity through that safety gas valve. That is why I recommend that you check the gas supply first.

A problem with the regulator could prevent the burners from getting gas. When you turn the thermostat on your range on it sends 120 volts to the bake valve and ignitor. The bake valve and ignitor are wired in series and the ignitor draws all the current and heats up. As the ignitor heats its resistance changes and when it is cherry red the current switches to the gas valve and it opens. The amp draw on the ignitor needs to be 3.2-3.6 amps for the gas valve to open. The gas valve has gas to it at all times.

The gas valve should open within 40 seconds after the ignitor starts to glow.

If the ignitor is glowing red and the gas valve doesnt open the ignitor is usually the problem. Sometimes the ignitor will glow red but the resistance doesnt change and the gas valve doesnt draw the current. Here is a video that will help you I hope this information helps with your troubleshooting. Just click the blue link above to be taken to the page. If you have further questions please resubmit your question for further information.
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July 30, 2014

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