Roper Gas Stove Takes Long To Bake

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Roper Gas Stove takes long to bake

Cathie -- Saturday, 13 July 2002, at 8:34 a.m.

Roper gas oven is scary. After turning on the oven there is a strong odor of gas. Before all this, the oven took longer time to bake anything. Not sure how old this stove is. Is there a way of telling how old the stove is by the model # ?

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Dan O. -- Saturday, 13 July 2002, at 1:11 p.m.

: Roper gas oven is scary. After turning on the
: oven there is a strong odor of gas. Before
: all this, the oven took longer time to bake
: anything. Not sure how old this stove is. Is
: there a way of telling how old the stove is
: by the model # ?

I don't know, if you post both the model and serial number I'll see what I can do.

But age really has very little to do with it. If the appliance is still in good general condition, have it repaired or at least get a proper estimate on repairs before just scraping it. IMO.

Dan O.

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Cathie -- Saturday, 3 August 2002, at 10:55 a.m.

Well i have been doing some further investigation with the oven. I removed the glow bar in order to remove the burner. There does not seem to be any obstruction on the burner. I put everything back together and tried the oven again. After setting the temp. the glow bar turned yellow the burner did not ignite. I turned it off after 3 minutes because of a strong odor of gas. What else can i do?? It is a Roper Gas Range model #FGS385V.

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Dan O. -- Saturday, 3 August 2002, at 1:06 p.m.

: Well i have been doing some further
: investigation with the oven. I removed the
: glow bar in order to remove the burner.
: There does not seem to be any obstruction on
: the burner. I put everything back together
: and tried the oven again. After setting the
: temp. the glow bar turned yellow the burner
: did not ignite. I turned it off after 3
: minutes because of a strong odor of gas.
: What else can i do?? It is a Roper Gas Range
: model #FGS385V.

That symptom is usually caused by just a defective oven ignitor if there is no blockage of the gas ports on the burner. And yes it is possible (and common) for the ignitor to still glow but not get hot enough to ignite the gas.

You can read how various gas oven ignition systems work and also common failures at the following link. On that page there are also links to a test procedure for an oven ignitor as well.

LINK > Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems

You can see the replacement Ignitor for your range model linked at the very bottom of this message. That one is also commonly used on other Whirlpool and Roper ranges which use the same length of ignitor.

JFYI

Dan O.
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