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We bought this range used.  Converted it to LP.  Top burners work fine as does the broiler.  Problem is with the oven. Although the ignitor goes on and is very bright, it takes at least 5 minutes and sometimes up to 10 min. for burners to go on and then oven will heat to approx. 225 degrees (we had it set for 350) and then burners go off and the smell of propane ensues. We obviously immediately turned off the oven.


Upon readjusting the oven hood to its optimal setting (turns out it is the most closed/natural gas setting such that the flames do not jump off the burner and have slight yellow tipping), we were able to get the oven up to its default setting of 350 degrees at which time the burner clicked off and the ignitor followed suit. When temperature dropped, the ignitor came back on but after 10 minutes, the oven burners would not re-light. We turned off the oven and don't know what next to do.


Please help......we just want to bake some cookies!!!


Thank you,


Patrish & Slade


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I had the exact problem.  Replaced the ignitor and the oven works great.

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Sounds like that ignitor is weak.  When the ignitor glows it builds up resistance to the gas valve for gas to come in.  If it sometimes takes 10 min then the proper resistance isn't there and this will give you that gas smell.  Replace the ignitor and this should solve your problem.  Can expect to pay $80 - $100 for the part.

Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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