Question about Kitchen Ranges
That thing that is glowing is your oven igniter. Most modern ovens do not have a pilot light. The way the burner assemblies for the oven and broiler work is by an electric igniter with a gas safety valve. When the igniter reaches a certain current potential, it opens the gas safety valve, gas flows and you have ignition. This is a designed safety feature that prevents free flowing gas from entering the oven without ignition. If you can see the igniter glowing and the oven still does not light, more than likely you have a weak igniter. They do wear out with age and require replacement from time to time. There is a separate igniter for bake and broil. Usually, the oven igniter wears out faster than the broiler because of the frequency of use. the following link explains a little theory about igniter types and how they work. It also explains how to replace a defective one:
This is a very simple repair that anyone can do. just make sure you follow al the steps in the link provided. If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please let me know before you rate the solution. If you need assistance in locating a replacement igniter, let me know also. I hope this helps you.
Posted on Jan 29, 2009
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