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Kemore Gas oven - trouble igniting

Hi, We have a Kenmore Gas Stove/Oven that does not consistently ignite. Whether it is at the first point of turning on the oven or in the midle of baking. You hear the gas and ignitire try a few times and then stop. A few minutes later it will try a few time and ignite. Other times the oven ignites on the first try. Any thoughts? Model 665-75022102 Thank you for your help

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  • deeg Oct 01, 2007

    Thank you so much for your help!! I ordered the part, at a cost of $47 with shipping, installed it and the oven is now operating properly. Saved me a service call with a minimal cost of $125.

  • rta2 Dec 10, 2007

    Same problem different model # 362.7556591

  • raej Dec 23, 2007

    the piolet light comes on but the oven want

  • briwall Feb 15, 2008

    what is the solution to this problem?



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Hi Deeg, there was a service flash regarding this problem. The bake burner and bake igniter have been modified to assure consistent oven ignition and performance. The number of ports on the burner have increased located at the electrode tip. The electrode shield has also been modified. This repair should be covered under warranty. The kit part number is 8190618 for your information. If your serial number ranges from RK01 through RR11, this is your problem. I would call Sears and request service. Catriver.

Posted on Sep 12, 2007


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