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gas oven wont stay lit,broiler does but oven lights then goes out

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
August 5th, 2011

Whirlpool model sf3621xss0

Wall Ovens , Whirlpool , Appliances
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Marie, if the top burners are burning normally, I suspect the oven safety valve has failed. If the top burners are decreasing in size also, the problem will be the pressure regulator. If you have more questions, reply and include the model number of the range. I will be glad to help.
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August 5th, 2011
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We have just experienced a similar problem. Our gas stove ignites and then after several seconds the flame on the burners decreases about 75%, but doesn't die. The same is true for the broiler, the oven is on but it won't get hotter than 250 degrees even after thirty minutes. The Tappan stove is relatively new and this problem has happened suddenly. Do you have any advice?
by Manage My Life
August 4th, 2011
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The answer James R sent has good information for troubleshooting your range.

When the oven burner lights the flame absorbs the voltage from the spark ignitor. The flame converts the voltage to dc and transfers it into the frame of the range. The dc voltage travels through the frame of the range to the spark module which is mounted in the control panel beside the clock. If the ignition module doesn't receive this dc voltage within 4 seconds after the burner lights, it turns the burner off.

You should inspect the burner and spark ignitor to be sure the flame is burning on the spark ignitor when the bake burner lights. You can watch how the broil burner works and see how the bake burner should work.

Be sure the screws mounting the bake burner to the range are tight. Be sure the holes in the bake burner haven't burned out and are producing a lazy flame around the ignitor.

If you have more questions, reply on this thread and I will be glad to help.
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April 9th, 2011
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I'm sorry about the difficulties that you are experiencing with your Whirlpool gas oven. I did some research at and found an expert answer to a similar question that may assist you until your expert can respond to your specific question. I have attached the link below. If you decide to schedule service and have a qualified technician help you, I have also attached a link to I hope these links will help until your expert can respond.
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April 8th, 2011
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