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Oven will not heat up.

My oven will not heat up. The ignitor does not glow red and gas does not turn on. The ignitor on the broiler works and the broiler heats up, but the lower burner for the oven is not working. Any ideas on how I can test to eliminate parts? Thanks

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Re: Oven will not heat up.

Eerb, most likley your ignitor failed. When you turn the oven on to bake you should hear a relay click on the electronic control (clock). You can do a couple of things here. If you have a ohmmeter the ignitor should ohm out at between 50 and 150 ohms. You can physically swap out the bake and broil ignitors to see if the ignitor comes on in bake. Or you can swap the bake and broil wires on the board. They should be marked BA and BR. This way when you turn on bake, the broil ignitor should glow and verify you have power going to it. Carefull when testing, be sure to kill power to the range before any changes. back

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