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Igniter is on, gas is released, a small explosion occurs in oven

I'm afraid to turn on the oven & leave it on until the gas ignites because when it does go on, a small explosion occurs. I've replaced the burner. I think it's the igniter but I'm not sure. I put a replacement igniter but I am scared to leave it on until it lites up the oven in case an explosion occurs. How long should I leave on the oven before the explosion is too severe. Is the explosion bad enough to cause damage to the house. Maybe the new igniter works but I'm not giving it a chance to light. Please reasure me that all will be ok if I leave the oven on until it lites up. I know that the igniter is hot enough to open the gas valve because I can hear the gas being released. If it doesn't ignite immediately, I shut off the oven. Is there any other causes of this explosion besides the igniter. Does the igniter need to be extremely close to the burner. If so, how close. Mine looks like it might be too far away.

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  • lvlamb Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem. The small explosion blows the door open a little. I don't think that"s normal.

  • rnbraun Apr 16, 2009

    We have had the same problem. I had GE replace one of the ovens already but the second one is doing exactly the same.

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No the little boom before it lites is normal mine does it all the time

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