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Broiler will work, but oven wont

When I press the Bake button it defaults to 350 degrees. When I press Start, the oven comes on, but then a click is heard and the control panel reads "Low". The broil feature works fine and if I start the oven at broil and kick it back to 350, it will work.

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  • bice2606 Jan 07, 2009

    Thanks. I wish I had found this site a couple weeks ago. I was playing around with it earlier, and I believe you are right. I took the bottom panel off and when I selected bake, the igniter did not glow. When I hit Broil, the igniter on the top would glow and eventually kick in. That must be the problem. I removed it and went to Home Depot and Lowes, but they do not sell them. I punched in the part number in google and came up with a bunch of online options. I wish I could find somewhere local to order it.



    Glad I did not pay a repair man to come out.

  • cstonedapimp Feb 26, 2009

    oven wont work on Kitchenaid KGST307. everything else works properly. Is there a reset code for this ?

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    oven doesn't heat, broil works fine.

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Could be the bake igniter is bad and broil igniter is still good. may need to replace the bake igniter you will need a complete model number off range to determine the part number of the igniteryou may need.

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Just had the same problem on another model. Was going to call out service company so thought I would clean the oven first. Put it on self clean and when it was done, I tried the bake feature and this time it worked.

Posted on Feb 09, 2009

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