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Glow plug keeps burning out

Kenmore wall mounted gas oven with broiler we replaced the glow plug less than 6-months ago and it already burned out. do you think that there could have been something wrong with the glow plug and its just a coincidence or something else ?

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Coincidence, make sure your replacig the ignitor with an approppriate replacemnt,its an electricl part so no real time as to hong long they will last

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