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Oven not heating

I have a Hotpoint oven and it won't get hot when I put it on the "bake" setting. It does warm up a little bit, but even after about an hour, it's still cool enough that I can touch the inside with my bare hands and not get burned. The broiler seems to be working fine--I've actually been pre-heating the oven on the broiler setting, and then switching it over to bake when it's time to put the food in. Kind of a pain, but okay for heating things. However, it's impossible to actually bake anything like a cake, unless you like baked goods that are crusty on the outside and uncooked in the middle. :)

Is this something I would be able to fix myself (I am reasonably handy), or is this something best left to a professional?

Thanks for your help!

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Your ignitor is weak. Change it.It should be very bright ,if it is dim it is weak.

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