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Re: HOT oven Range
Yes those are pilot lights and this is perfectly normal in fact only be concerned if they are not lit. This is just a fact of life with gas ovens. Little bit spooky huh? That's why I have always preferred electric ranges but gas is preferred by many.
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You could do the repair yourself. Much more information is needed.
Is your oven spark ignition or hot surface ignition ? A valve may be opening only partially. This can happen on a hot surface ignition system when the glow bar is starting to malfunction. Need to know more details to be of real help.
is the ignitor getting white hot in the center.it may not be drawing enough current to open the gas flow regulator.the only othe thing foe you to replace is the main control board.or better known as the clock timer
This will sound really crazy, but the problem is the glow plug or ignitor. For the gas valve to open it needs to pull X numbers of amps. After they get old they do not pull the required amperage to open the gas valve. This safety feature can be very confusing.
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Lets take the oven problem first. Sounds like you have a Hot Surface Ignitor problem. This is the device that glows and lights the burner. You can buy a universal ignitor at most appliance or heating and air conditioning supply houses. Note carefully how the old one is mounted. You may have to make some adjustments to mount the new ignitor, but it MUST be close to the gas burner like the old one! You don't smell gas because the gas valve will not open until the ignitor is hot. All ignitors work with the same voltage, so simply connect the new wires to the old ones.
I'm not certain if you have a standing pilot for the stove top burners or electronic ignition. Remove the top panel to check. If you have a gas pilot, relight it. If electronic ignition, clean the ignitors. If that does not solve the problem you may have to call a technician, as these systems can be complex.
I suspect you may have a bad igniter. They will still glow nice and hot, but if they are weak the gas valve will not open. This is actually a safety feature. Depending on which type you have, the glow bar igniter is supposed to draw a certain current potential before the gas valve will open. Here's the current readings for both types:
Round Glow Bar: 2.7 to 3.2 amps
Square Glow Bar: 3.2 to 3.7 amps
I would try to to determine if the igniter is good or bad before proceeding with a gas valve replacement. Generally, the igniter is a common fail item. Let me know if this helps.