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Oven igniter causes small explosion

Installed a new igniter in a GE oven/range and when I turn it on it takes approx. 1.5 to 2 min to ignite the gas. When it does the broiler sounds like it explodes. I was wandering if the igniter needs to be in a certain position in order to lit the gas.

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Sounds like the ignitor is worn or mispositioned or the gas mix is wrong.  Could also be a worn burner.  Don't do this yourself unless your fire insurance is up to date.

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