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Bake doesn't ignite

Range and broil works, but when I turn on bake or clean the bottom oven burner doesn't ignite- the pilot doesn't glow

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  • stangafit Nov 19, 2008

    I ordered part # WB13k21 and it is the wrong one. I got this # from the technical data sheet.  Below this # there is a # WB02X9154  for a The 13K21 IS FLAT THE ONE I NEED IS ROUND.

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The oven burner's operation will usually need to be directly observed while in operation as the first step to troubleshooting problems.Ignition System Type Links
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  • Electronic Ignition with Glow Ignitor (most common)
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