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PartSelect Number PS233885
This gas oven safety valve ensures that no gas is released until the igniter has received the proper voltage needed to ignite the gas range.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Step 1. Pull oven out disconnect power,turn off gas & remove gas line from stove.Step 2. Remove broiler drawer,locate igniter & safety valve.Step 3. Disconnect 2pin molex connector for igniter and faston connectors fromvalve.Step 4. Use nut driver remove fasteners that hold igniter and valve remove gas line and feedfrom valve.Step 5. Replace valve and igniter.Repeat steps 4-1 and start baking.Note: You may only need a igniter and not a valve,both were bad on my unit.Most often it's just the igniter that goes out.
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Take the advice that it's the igniter. Even thought the igniter lights, it doesn't mean it passes the correct current to the valve. Too much or too little won't work. I'd suggest changing the igniter first. I used to be in the valve business, that kind of valve lasts millions of cycles. The igniters on the other hand break down after a5-10 years
I found the best was to remove the oven door and the broiller drawer. Then I removed the panel that seperates the two areas. This gave me great access. Next I removed the shield (1 screw) and the burner (3 screws). Then the inlet pipe (don't forget to turn off the gas, as I did). Remove the valve (2 screws)...........Remove the mounting bracket from old valve and install it on the new one. Then it's just a matter of reversing the prior steps and your'e done!
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