How A Frigidaire Oven Works [Detailed Guide]

Have you ever wondered how a Frigidaire oven works? Well, in this article we will talk about how a Frigidaire gas oven works and how and electric one works as well.

How A Frigidaire Oven Works

Below we talk about how a Frigidaire gas oven works and how a Frigidaire electric oven works.

How A Frigidaire Gas Oven Works

If your Frigidaire oven has a touchpad, it uses a temperature sensor. If it has only control knobs, it uses a thermostat. When “bake” is selected by turning the knob or pushing the button on the control panel, 120v is sent front the control board to the igniter. As the igniter heats up, an increased current is drawn from the safety valve.

There is a bi-metal arm in the safety valve. Once sufficient current has been drawn through the safety valve, the bi-metal arm inside opens and passes the gas through the burner tube. Once the gas comes in contact with the igniter, it immediately ignites and creates the fire you use to bake. To make sure the safety valve stays open to keep sending gas to the fire, the igniter stays on.

The temperature of the oven is monitored by the temperature sensor or thermostat. Once the set temperature has been achieved, the sensor or thermostat sends a message to the control board to shut off the voltage going to the igniter. The arm in the safety valve returns to its usual position to stop sending gas to the burner tube for a period of time.

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As soon as the oven’s temperature lowers, the sensor or thermostat sends a message to the control to send voltage to the igniter. This keeps happening throughout the baking process to make sure the oven doesn’t exceed or go lower than the set temperature.

The video below will give you a visual of how a Frigidaire gas range works.

How A Frigidaire Electric Oven Works

If your Frigidaire oven has a control panel, it uses a temperature sensor. If your oven has only control knobs, it uses a thermostat. When the “Bake” or “Broil” function is selected by the user, the control board sends voltage to the bake or broil elements.

If bake is selected, the control board sends voltage to the bake and broil elements. If broil is selected, the control board sends voltage only to the broil element. The oven’s temperature is monitored either by the sensor or thermostat. Once the oven reaches the set temperature, the control board stops sending voltage to the heating element or elements.

As soon as the oven’s temperature starts going down, the control board resumes sending voltage to the element or elements. This keeps happening throughout the cooking process to make sure your food cooks at the right temperature.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how a Frigidaire oven works.

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