Oven wouldn't light

ApplianceKitchenAid Range

ModelK6RT507FWH1

Level of DifficultyVery Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools

james From downers grove, IL

Aug 21, 2007

35 out of 52 people found this instruction helpful

My analysis was flawed. The $100 gas valve was acting erraticaly, so I replaced it. On a hunch, I took the top front off the stove and immediately saw a row of mini relays mounted on the $300 control board. The one labeled "bake" was black!
It is just too small for years of gas on / gas off high current. (The gas valve is indestructable. I took the old one apart. It's only a heater wire wrapped around a bimetalllic arm that lifts a soft pad off of the valve orfice.)
I removed the control board and desoldered the "bake" relay and the "light" relay. I cleaned up the bad "bake" relay contacts and swapped the two relays. Works fine. Better $100 mistake than a $300 control board. (Could have been $0, though.)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Safety Valve and Regulator Assembly

Part Number: PS733083

$149.34
In Stock