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    Seem to be having an issue with the subject oven.

    Turn the oven temperature up however the oven does not ignite. Glowbar igniter glows brightly, so I assume it is a thermocouple of some sort. I assume there is some type of TC that will open up the gas valve, however have not torn anything apart yet to discover any issues.

    Any suggestions on a testing procedure as I am not a "repair by replace" kind a guy :-)

    Cheers

    John
    John Kuehnl-Cadwell
    Master Electrician
    Datawise Solutions Inc
    www.datawisesolutions.ca

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    Hi,

    Glowbar igniter glows brightly, so I assume it is a thermocouple of some sort.
    If you have a hot surface ignitor, that is the thermocouple. The hot surface ignitor is suppose to get hot enough to ignite the gas. The hot surface ignitor is suppose to draw a certain amount of current ( amps ) to open the gas safety valve. The hot surface ignitor can glow and still be bad. They often weaken and don't draw enough current to open the gas safety valve.

    LINK> http://www.applianceaid.com/gas-rang...-help.php#glow

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    RLS358
    This is going to likely be too old for most online parts look ups.

    This was a common Caloric ignitor used...

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    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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    Thanks Jeff.

    I will take a look later tonight and let you know how I make out.

    Cheers

    John
    John Kuehnl-Cadwell
    Master Electrician
    Datawise Solutions Inc
    www.datawisesolutions.ca

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    I will take a look later tonight and let you know how I make out.
    Great, please do keep us posted

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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    Just an update...

    Was able to find an exact match by using your link and then tracking down the various OEM part numbers. Went to a local appliance shop and they wanted over a $100 for the part. Found the exact part online for $23.00.

    Install the part in a couple of minutes and it works like a charm.

    Thanks for the troubleshooting procedure.

    Cheers

    John
    John Kuehnl-Cadwell
    Master Electrician
    Datawise Solutions Inc
    www.datawisesolutions.ca

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    Install the part in a couple of minutes and it works like a charm.
    Thankx for the update.

    jeff.
    http://www.applianceaid.com/
    Appliance Repair Aid

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