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Bought new ignitor and new gas regulator and still get no gas when I turn on the oven. The glow stick comes on and when I bang the oven with my hand the gas will come on and the oven ignites immediately.

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  • tnorton619 Mar 01, 2009

    Thank you for the advise but I already tried this I am on my 2nd one already.

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If the ignitor fails to pull at least 3.5 amps then it is bad. Go get another ignitor. That one is defective.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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    Dan Webster Mar 02, 2009

    Check this out
    also you cannot touch or get oilsa from your skin on the corborundum it will cause a burnout. ALSO
    This is a slow opener feature the ignition is NOT instantanious.


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