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Oven and Broiler not working

I have a GE Spectra XL44 oven that suddenly is not working. The top burners are working with no issues, however the oven and broiler are not. We used the oven 2 days ago with no issues, however when we tried to use it yesterday it didn't work. I do not smell gas when I try to start either the oven or broiler. We did no cleaning or moving of the oven in that time.

I suspect that since the neither the oven or broiler will light that I can rule out the respective ignitors (what's the chance that both are suddenly not working?) and that it's something upstream of that, possibly the control board?

Anyone had similar problems or experiences and how did you solve?

Does anyone have a link to good schematics for this oven? I found the user guide online, but the diagrams are not very clear/detailed. For example, if it is the control board, where is it in the oven?

Thanks for your help.

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  • markorobbins Jan 02, 2009

    I have the seme problem. We used the oven on New Year's Eve and it was fine. New Year's day the oven would not work. Our unit has a circuit board at the top that normally has the clock and also controls the oven. This shows no display and seems to be the source of the problem. I took the stove apart and can see that there is power going to the circuit board, but it is not responding. Very strange if this problem showed up the same day on different units - planned obsolesence?

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    I think my problem is a bit different, the clock display works and I can turn the oven on by selecting Bake and then the temp. That's when the problem starts for me, the oven doesn't heat up. Same scenario with Broiler. The stove top works with no issues.



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The gas supply valve to the oven/broiler is the likely culprit. It is a separate valve from the stovetop. I've had the same problems and had to replace mine twice now. They are very expensive, (about 100 dollars) considering the cost of the whole stove. It is located
inside the broiler drawer on the very back wall.

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