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Bake burner The bake burner seems to not light right away and we get a small explosion when it finally does. We are on propane by the way. It doesn't seem to do this every time. Sears technician says he thinks it is the valve and has ordered a new one. The igniter on the burner is the glow type. I'm thinking that possibly it is not close enough to the burner and I know that propane gas settles and does not rise. Help

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Re: bake burner

Billsr, he may be right, however, sometimes the ignitors will cause this problem. They have to draw enough amps to open the gas valve all the way. Even though they glow, they may be weak and not open the valve completely. Attached is a diagram of how the system works. back.

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