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I have a gas oven whirlpool sf3020ekq2 buners work but oven won't

We have had this stove since we moved in about 4 years ago. I never had cooked with propane before but it seemed fine at first and over the last couple of months when we turn on the stove part to bake it take a long time for the oven to start and so when we started to smell gas and the oven still not lit then we would slam the door hard and it would come right on well even that is not working. i really hate this stove!!

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Sounding like your hot surface ignitor is getting bad. What I would like for you to do is open the oven and take the bottom panel off. This is so you can see the hot surface ignitor. Turn the oven on and look at the hot surface ignitor it is down on the bottom right next to the burner assembly. Does it start to glow and turn cherry red? This ignitor isn't too hard to replace couple of small screws and two wires. Will have to cut the wires so disconnect the unit from the 120 volt plug. Now if it starts to glow and get cherry red hot then the gas valve is sticking and it is the one going bad. That is a little tougher to replace. Turn the gas off at the source and get your wrenches unscrew the gas valve small space so if you want remove the door by just pulling it off the hinges.

If unit is old and you don't like it anyway maybe santa would be good to you and replace the stove oven. The gas valve is about 60 bucks or so and hot surface is about 20 bucks. let me know how it turns out.. ken

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