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Oven igniters, are both suppose to be on during preheat or bake?

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The oven has two igniters, an upper one (usually used for broiling) and a lower one for baking. When you set the oven control panel to broil, the upper igniter works and the digital display on the control panel shows an orange upper bar, as if to signal that the brioler is on. However when you choose bake, the upper and lower bars are visible on the control panel display.

Question: when choosing "BAKE" does the oven use both upper and lower igniters?

The bottom igniter is the only one I see as active when baking. I do believe that the bottom igniter needs to be replaced, but I want to make sure that the igniter control unit is working properly. (Original problem... oven taking too long to preheat, sometimes smell gas. Lower Igniter is activating but does not glow as brightly as the upper one. I am planning to replace the lower igniter).

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  • blindmanbruc Nov 29, 2008

    Question: when choosing "BAKE" does the oven use both upper and lower igniters?

    ... if it does, then I may have an additional problem, where the upper igniter is not operating when "bake" is selected.

    :) Thank you.

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    Bake ignitor is not bad on mine. Bottom ignitor works, but oven takes a long time to preheat. Broiler ignitor works if you only ask for broil, but does not come on, as it is supposed to, when in preheat mode.


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Where is the bottom bake igniter on the MGR5770adw do I have to take out the bottom pan in the oven or am I missing something how does the pan come out duh??

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Good choice,sounds like the bake igniter is bad

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

  • The top one should come on for broil.
    it may not come on for bake.


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