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No Bake; everything else works

Ge profile JGS968 fan comes on no ignition on gas bake convection bake and roast . Only broiler works otherwise temp always read 100 Degress

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  • KC1963 Feb 15, 2009

    same exact issue here, Feb15'09 klcardwell@sbcglobal.net

  • lynchmob_2 Apr 01, 2009

    I have the same problem. Noticed for past few months oven wouldn't light (but fan on) the first time I tried to start oven but pressed stop and tried again and it came on. today is first time oven burners won't light at all. Mine is about 4 years old I'd say. Will research the bake ignitor as suggested by dmt621. Thanks

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Most likely a bad bake igniter wb13t10045 cant guaruntee thats the problem but I'd start there.

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Sometimes the ignitor burns out half way through but because it still lits/glows, people think it's OK, but it won't get hot enough to signal the gas valve to open and allow gas to ignite and get the oven cooking.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=JGS905SEK1SS&productCategoryId=0124250&brandId=3272&modelName=GAS-RANGE&diagramPageId=00001&componentDescription=GAS%20&%20BURNER%20PARTS&documentId=G6090295&backToLink=Return%20to%20Sub%20Components%20list

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OK, it is likley that the oven ignitor isn't working and needs to be replaced. To verify if this is the problem, when you turn on the oven to BAKE and set the temp at say, 350. Watch through the window, (or you can have the door open). Look at the bottom, back, center and see if you see a bright orange glow appearing under the bottom panel.

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It is common for the ignitor to go bad. Even if it glows, it can be bad.
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