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Oven takes longer than expected to light

Recently i installed a new oven igniter. When i attached the ignited to the burner.....the igniter glowes but the burner will not light the oven.

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Was it the correct igniter.almost always the ge ignitors are round.this is how it works.the ignitor pulls enough current thru it to garentee that their is a good source of ignition 4 the gas to leave the oven safty valve.to meaurse the value of the ignitor you need an amp probe.you would meaurse a good ignitor at about3.2to3.5 amps a strong ignitor will glow very,very brite

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You probably have a bad gas valve, part # WB21T10014, unless the new igniter is defective. If your broil works, you can prove this by temporarily hooking the broil igniter in the bake spot. Hope this helps!

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The burner manifolds in the oven each use a glow bar or electrode type igniter with a gas safety valve to ignite. Both oven manifolds are controlled by the Electronic Oven Control (EOC) board, which is your clock/timer on the control panel. If the surface burners work, but the oven does not, the problem is usually not a gas related issue. If a single igniter is still working (i.e., the broiler still works), its more than likely NOT a control board issue, either.

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