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Oven won't heat

My Tappan gas oven won't heat up. I don't hear the gas ignite, but I do see the little coil light up and I smell the gas. I'm not sure if it is supposed to have a pilot light or not.

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Try replacing the oven igniter/ glow bar the thing you see light up it sounds like it is weak you can tell if it glows with a white color in the bar it should glow a bright orange color

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