Whirlpool stove model # sf310begw

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Old 01-05-17, 12:04 PM
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Whirlpool stove model # sf310begw

I am having issues with the oven that started with the flame going in and out after a few seconds, after taking out the bake burner and cleaning it, it will now stay lit, if i can get it to light. The oven igniter is orange but for some reason there are times that after even 10 minutes the oven will not ignite, unless i turn the gas valve off and back on. Why would the oven only ignite at times if i turn the gas valve off and back on? The stove top burners work fine.
 
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Old 01-05-17, 12:25 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You'll find your thread is now in the gas appliance forum.
You also missed one digit on the end of the model number.

You'll need to replace the igniter.
The gas oven uses a very simple system. The igniter is in series with the gas valve. The igniter draws current thru the valve and when it's glowing white hot.... the current draw peaks and the valve opens.

The gas valve is called a safety valve. If the igniter is not hot enough.... it won't open.

The part number should be WP3186491 but depends on the last digit.
Just one of many places to purchase the part. PartDetail/Igniter/WP3186491
 
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As i continue to play around with the oven i noticed a whistling sound a couple times and the bake burner is either partially lit or not lit at all. When i look down at the oven orfice there is a small flame there like its just not getting enough gas pressure to push through the bake burner.
 
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As I explained..... if the igniter doesn't glow white hot..... the gas valve will not fully open.

As you can see... a very basic setup.

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Old 01-05-17, 12:46 PM
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Thank you!

That last digit on the model # is a 5.

So to be sure, before i order a part i don't really need- If my bake burner is partially lit, or not lit at all but has a small flame above orfice, and if i turn my gas valve(from the wall) off and back on to get it to light, and if it lights just fine at times(but not all the time) all of these signs would indicate a weak oven igniter?
 

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Old 01-05-17, 04:42 PM
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all of these signs would indicate a weak oven igniter?
Absolutely.

HSI (hot surface igniters) only have a limited lifetime and are expected to fail.

I keep a spare on hand for my oven as well as my furnace.
 
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