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Seems the Thermocouple (instrument that lets the oven know the gas is lit) is not working properly. Your ignitor is working thus allowing the gas to burn...but the heat is not moving down the thermo line to register as being lit. Thus the oven thinks gas is being pumped but not burning and turns off as a safety precaution. THere must be a thermostat sensor...usually a wire or tube that allows the heat from the burning flame travel towards a sensor...this is faulty...remove and replace.
The bimetal probe inside the safety valve is probably worn out. You gonna need to replace the gas valve on a standing pilot style range. The bulb has mercury in it. When heated by the pilot it opens the valve below and holds it open. When you turn the oven control up top the gas travels down through that valve and onto the burner where the pilot lights it. A new replacement valve will not come pre-adjusted. You will have to sit the old one beside the new one and turn the adjustment nut till the orifices are the same height. That will get ya close. After bubble testing you can turn it on and tweak the flame. I like to have mine half way up the flame spreader. If the flame is too low it will take an hour to bake a pie shell. If it is too high all the food will be burnt on the bottom and raw on top.
I had the same problem. I solved it by re-attaching a device which had come undone. On the right hand side of the burner is a rod with a metal wire attached. This was lying loose. It should be fixed to a little grey clip which is itself attached to a a piece of metal. By re-fixing the clip and the rod to the clip it solved the problem. Hope this helps. I have photos of how it should look. email email@example.com for a JPG.
Is orifice that gas flows thru into burner clogged/restricted? IF not, then Ignitor may be bad; I would replace it. If still same issue then gas valve is bad. Thanks, please leave feedback or contact me again for more info if you need it. Flame height does not change regardless of your setting- it's either on or off; thermostat is not like an accelerator. Thanks, please leave feedback or contact me again for more info if you need it.
I just solved this problem with my GE gas range. I waited forever for the oven to warm up. The igniter would glow, light the burner and burn for a minute or so and go out. It would repeat this process till oven reached operating temp, which took forever. Problem is in the igniter. It may be glowing, but it is not letting the gas valve stay open, because it is not hot enough to create resistance in it to keep gas valve open. I had replaced the thermostat thinking it was the problem. The good part about it was I could take it back because my buddy works at supply house. Once the igniter was replaced, the oven fired up and stayed lit till operating temp was reached. It will also hold the oven temp much better. Oh yea, the igniter will stay glowing while the burner is on. Hope this helps.
I think ill give it a try for you. The gas lines come in thru you cutoff valve then thru you gas valve and on to the burner. right before the burner you will see a bell shape fitting. The gas line is in the center of the fitting and there will be some opening around this fitting That fitting has dust clogging it up. This is where the gas mixes with the air Turn your oven off and blow this fitting out.
does it light then immediately go out? if yes, usually you have to hold in a button to allow gas to flow while you light the pilot, and hold this button until the therm0-couple is heated with the pilot flame. If the thermo-couple is not sufficiently heated and you let go of this button, the pilot light will go out as the safety circuit thinks there's no flame and unburned gas is entering the oven.
The other thing you could do is adjust the height of the pilot flame... there's usually an adjustment screw near the button described above which will allow you to adjust the height of the flame. Make the flame just big enough to guarantee that it keeps the thermo-couple hot AND that it can light the oven without being blown out.