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Kenmore gas oven intermittently not lighting

Okay, my Kenmore gas range works fine about 85 percent of the time, but other times, the oven just won't light. When I turn it on, I will hear some clicking and then it just stops. It only does this rarely and when I had a service tech come out, of course it was working fine and I paid $60 for nothing. Also, when I cook something a long time (10 hourse) at a low temp (200-225), the oven will cut off sometime during the cooking and then won't come back on. Has anyone heard of such a problem? It's very frustrating, because it only seems to happen when I have people over (as in Thanksgiving) and I need to use the oven! The model number is 665.75022100.

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  • tconner2 Nov 22, 2008

    This is probably a stupid question, but the part number says 16A and the diagram just has two 16's, no A. I'm assuming it's the ignitor (16) on the right side of the diagram that's L-shaped, and not the straight one, right? Also, since obviously I know nothing about ovens (or gas), is it something really easy to change or should I get a service tech to do it?
    Thanks in advance,



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Replace your oven ignitor. It has to draw enough current to open the gas valve. it is only drawing enough current 85 percent of the time so the other 15 percent it wont light the oven (Gas valve wont open) The part number for the ignitor is 8190618 and is 55 bucks at sears.com

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    Justin Duby Nov 22, 2008

    If not comfortabe doing the task call a technician. The bill still should not be that much and they can make sure to get you the correct part.

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