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I am havig a problem with the oven itself. The burners are working, but the oven will not get hot. I was trying the self cleaner maybe a week ago. When I tried to use the oven after that it would not get hot. I have never had a self cleaning oven and do not know what is going on. Please tell me where to lite the pilot in the oven.

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  • grownnsexy40 Nov 27, 2008

    Thanks for the response, but where do I find the glow bar ignitor. Thanking you in advance.

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There is no pilot to lite. theres a glow bar style ignitor.the only thing you can do is check for power to the ignitor.and repalceif needed

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

  • Ron Coons
    Ron Coons Nov 28, 2008

    itsmounted to the burner bar under the oven bottom, past number 12400035, comes with all parts and instuctions to install

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