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Oven won't light but the igniter works.

The burners all work fine but the oven doesn't light. It used to help if we had one of the burners going, but now it won't light at all. We don't smell any gas either.

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Tere is a swich behind the oven knob that sends power to the electronic pilot that swich is bad. it' white in color and it's restagular about 1 /14" long.

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