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The oven does not heat up to full temperature and often smells of gas

Ignitor works on oven but the oven does not hold a constant temperature and is oftern quite low

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This sounds like your oven igniter is getting old. if it glows but is orange in color it is getting old. They should glow a bright yellow. Check your model number to get the correct part

Posted on Nov 29, 2012

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SOURCE: matag gas oven won't or is slow in comming up to temperature.

Hello and welcome to FixYA!
You are 100% correct in your suspicion that the oven ignitor is at fault. If you want to know "for certain" you can check that ignitor in circuit using an amprobe and looking for at least 2.9 amps, however I would say all you need do is replace that ignitor and your oven should return to proper operation. The gas smell is a result of an ignitor being on the "ragged edge" of being able to open the warp switch in the gas valve. Instead of opening up, it is "burping" the valve enough for you to smell gas. Your part number is a
12400035 and sells for around $50 or so, depending where you buy it.
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SOURCE: oven will not heat up

The oven ignitor is more than likley your problem. It has to draw a certain amount of amps to open the gas valve all the way. If it is weak it may not be doing it's job. The part number I have for this ignitor is 316030600. It's located under the flame spreader in the oven. One other thing to check is the burner itself. This would be the tube that the flames come out of. Make sure that is is not rotted or plugged. Catriver

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SOURCE: Amana oven gas leak issue

staunch has no idea what he is talking about. It has nothing to do with the igniter, or it would fire up at all. Since you are saying that your oven does ignite and heat up, it is the internal gas valve that is the problem.

The way all recent (20 year at least) are designed, the gas valve internally can not open unless the igniter is working, for obvious reasons ... boom! The igniter circuit allows the gas valve to open, once it detects that the igniter is ready to "ignite" a gas flow. BUT, the valve can be bad in the AMOUNT of gas being delivered. Your's is allowing too much gas, more than can be burned, hence the smell.

DON'T use the oven until you have a qualitifed tech come out and replace the valve. It is very dangerous for you to do it yourself.

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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SOURCE: GE Oven does not light - no gas smell and no electronic ignition clicking sound

Gas oven does not work. Burners and broiler work. When oven kGnob is turned on, there is no glow at ignitor, nor any gas smell.

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