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Bottom oven burner will not light

When I'm turning on the baking function for my oven it will not light/heat up. The oven fills with gas but the igniting element does not ignite. the broiler elemnet will come on

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  • michael565 Feb 07, 2009

    I failed to mention that I have a gas Kenmore Slide in range/oven model # 75012

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If your Kenmore is like most Whirlpool-built gas ranges, surface ignitors similar to those used in gas dryers are used. These devices have a conductive path fused to a ceramic substrate and are common failures. There are separate units for bake and broil burners.
Check the Sears website under the 'Parts' subsection and enter your range model number. This should bring up a choice of things to do and if you ask for the illustrated parts breakdown, you can see where the ignitor is located, get its part number, and generally order from that same site.  
It's mildly disturbing that the range continues to allow gas to flow unignited.

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