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Elements are heating but gas not coming on

My oven is not lighting. The elements are heating properly and glowing red hot, but the gas is not coming on so the oven is not lighting or heating up. Thoughts? Thanks, Tim

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  • Tim Monaghan Aug 07, 2007

    Is that supposed to be funny?

  • Tim Monaghan Aug 12, 2007

    I already took care of the issue myself

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Main oven fan comes on, element glows bright red. Oven does not switch off when control set to zero. Oven gets very hot.

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That is because it is electric and not gas.

Posted on Aug 07, 2007

  • Jessie Goss Aug 12, 2007

    Well your switch that tells your stove the elements are hot is bad and it needs to be replaced. It possibly could be a loose connection but not likely.

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