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Oven-- while baking, started smell gas & when I looked underneath oven notice the big pilot had cut off & would not come back on. Stove works fine. Any help grately appreciated.

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Is the oven working now? test to see if the broiler is working too....if broiler working and oven not you need to replace the ignitor http://www.repairclinic.com/SSPartDetail.aspx?s=t-fgf316-%3d%3di12872&PartID=12872 normally when an igniter gets old it will take a little longer to ignite the gas hence the gas smell.

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