getting amp draw to the glow igniter but not firing. Does that mean i have a bad igniter
Finally, something I know.
Ohm out the igniter, it should not be above 9 ohms, if it is then that could be the problem.
You also need to check and see if your gas valve is opening, normally you'll see the igniter glow and some seconds later you'll hear a *click* which is the ignition module sending power to the gas valve which then lights the burner.
Is the igniter glowing? You should be able to see if it's glowing through the glass on the burner flange.
No the igniter isnt glowing on the top burner but is glowing in the bottom. Is the top suppose to light first then the bottom one lights. Getting power to top igniter first no glow and then It moves to the bottom one. Bottom one glows and then beeps no gas ignition.
If it's not glowing at all, it's probably cracked or broken in half.
Ohm it out, it'll tell you what you need to know.
If it's open as in no conductivity, then it's severed completely, which is what it sounds like.
This may help. Sequence of operations PDF pg 42.
Any error codes? And which of the burners is the problem.
Awesome olivero! I actually thought of you when I read this question.
One thing to add. It might actually still glow and still be bad. The resistance reading you'd suggested is the true test. The last time I had a hot surface ignitor (HSI) glowing, but not lighting the burner, I think its resistance reading was somewhere up around 100 ohm. That particular one (in a Nieco broiler) was designed to have a resistance similar to what you'd stated. So...YUP! The ohmmeter said it all.
I usually never get to these questions before you guys you are so fast to answer.
It's true, I've seen them glow all kinds of red but when they intermittently won't light, it's on it's way out. I've made the mistake of ohming at different temperature's like right when the burner won't light after having been on for a while and is trying to restart, it's a different reading than when it's cold, so one has to take that into account as well.
olivero wrote: I've seen them glow all kinds of red but when they intermittently won't light,
I've seen them glow all kinds of red but when they intermittently won't light,
You'll notice that instead of a red, they will be almost white when new.
Interesting, I never saw it as white, but I guess it could be.
For tungsten to glow white it would need to get really, really hot though.
Ever tried firing the burner when holding the whole shindig in your hands?
I tried that once or twice.
Just looked it up, apparently they do 1800*F - 3100*F
Tungsten melts at over double that.....
Crazy metal it is.
An old video I forgot I'd made:
HSI Bench Test - New vs Old
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