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GE oven ignitor replaced, gas turns on but no flame

Our GE range is almost 18 years old. She's worked just fine all this time, but recently the oven quit. I can hear the gas come on, but the oven doesn't get hot. Very capable hubby replaced the ignitor, says the amperage gets to about 2.9...the gas valve comes on...wait for a little bit...smell gas but no flame... I'm not anxious to blow my house up. What are we missing>

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Yeah, blowing up the house is never a good way to replace an appliance :)

Try contacting GE at: http://www.geappliances.com/service_and_support/contact/form_service.htm. It should be free and they'll be able to help you narrow down what's going on.

Alternately, new GE ranges start at a little over $400 at Home Depot... You certainly have to appreciate keeping a good appliance going, but if it starts nickel & dimeing you, it may be that range's time to go.


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