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Everything works except bake

For some reason the lower half of my oven assembly doesn't work. The broiler ignites and burns perfectly, so does the range. However the lower assembly in the oven seems to be totally functionless on bake and self clean. The igniter doesn't heat up and there is no gas, I'm sure its a common issue, I just don't know where to start. Any ideas?

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  • larry bell Oct 17, 2006

    Thanks for the tip. I went home and just double checked by removing the igniter for the broiler (which is the same part number) and switching it with the bake assembly. When it fired up just fine, 39.95 for the generic ge and i am good to go...thanks again!

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Larry, you probably need a new ignitor, a common failure. If you want to be absolutley sure you would have to do some checks on the main board. On the board you would need to check the voltage between terminal marked BA and terminal marked N (neutral) when in the bake mode. Should have 120V. If you have this, the ignitor is a pretty sure shot....Catriver...post back.

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