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I have a hotpoint gas range with electronic controls. When i put the oven on preheat the igniter glows but the gas does not come on. this problem happens 50% of time.

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You may have a low voltage problem, especially if it occurs at about the same time every day, but more likely you will need to replace the igniter. Even though you see it glowing, often times as they age they start to draw fewer amps, resulting in your exact symptoms.

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I live in Japan. I got a brand new range in june and it has had this problem for four month. The igniter glows but the gas never (or rarely) releases. Often it would preheat but not maintain the temp while baking. **augh** After reading MNTECH's solution I got a transformer and plugged my range into it to change the voltage (100 to 110) and I haven't had a problem since. THANK YOU MNTECH FOR POSTING THIS SOLUTION

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