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Oven failing to light

The oven igniter is not coming on nor is gas to the oven. When the oven is turned on only 2 volts is registering on my volt meter. What is most likely the problem? I would suspect that when the oven is turned on there should be 120 volts activating the gas valve and igniter.

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The ignitor needs at least 3.2 amps current flow to heat the bi metal in the gas  control valve enough to allow the gas to flow. cold ignitor (red) will not flow enough current, when ignightor gets yellow resistance drops enogh to allow bi metal to heat and allow gas valve to flow and ignight gas. most likely your ignitor is shot

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