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Gas oven not igniting, but broiler does with new igniter

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  • jameskozack Nov 27, 2008

    i replaced the oven ignitor, the broil feature works, ignitor glows and starts gas., but for oven features, the display works correctly but ignitor will not glow

  • jameskozack Nov 29, 2008

    The solution got me thinking in the right area. All i could see was the top burner and ignitor. I began searching for the bake element, below the bottom plate. Now i realized that there are two ignitors. replaced and the oven works.

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Try to clean the bake burner bar to make sure nothing is obstructing the gas flow. A good old fashioned pipe cleaner does wonders.
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Most gas ranges currently available employ one of 3 basic gas ignition systems; pilot ignition, hot surface ignition system (which uses a 'glow bar' or 'glow coil' - aka an "ignitor") and a spark ignition system. The latter two being referred to as "electronic ignition" systems as they use electricity in one form or another to operate the oven heating system. Only the pilot ignition system has an actual "pilot" (which is a small but real "flame") which might need manual lighting. gas oven not igniting, but - flame.14x20.gif If the surface burners of a range are a spark ignition type, the oven IS one of the possible kinds of electronic ignition systems and thus will not usually have a "pilot" which needs lighting. Be aware though that just because the surface burners might light via a spark doesn't necessarily mean the oven uses the spark type ignition system too.

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You may want to try to clean the bake burner bar to make sure nothing is obstructing the gas flow. A good old fashioned pipe cleaner does wonders

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Usually this is caused by a faulty igniter, try to see if there is spark and flame on the ignitor.

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    Usually this is caused by a faulty igniter, try to see if there is spark and flame on the ignitor.



    Sometimes this can also be because the safety valve that prevents accidental gas flow is defective, or the thermocouple that controls the valve is defective.

    Rarely this can also be caused by a faulty switch or control.

    The main suspect is always the igniter.

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The ignitor will be attached to the burner, open and examin for fault. Usually 2 quarter inch screws. Of course the ignitor has a harness that runs to the safety valve. You can either cut the wires and connect the new ignitor using ceramic wire nuts or you can follow the harness down. It's easier sometimes just to splice the wires and wire nut it, using the ceramic wire nuts.

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