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Kenmore gas stove Model 790

The top burners on my gas stove works. however it take my oven about an hour to start heating sometimes longer.even when I switch the dial to broil.

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It could be that the sensor wire that controls the main gas valve is out of position. It should sit in the pilot light flame.
Look, and adjust if needed.
If it's ok, then you need a replacement main gas safety valve.
This should only be fitted by qualified personnel.
They do give up eventually after years of heating, and fail safe.

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