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JGBP28 Self cleaning works but oven does not

The oven does not come on in bake mode, but if yu put it on self clean and lock the door it does heat up for the clening. Suggestions on what or where to start??

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  • kyfarmer Nov 04, 2007

    OK we are on our way, I checked the ignitor (lower) and it does not heat up at all. So I checked voltage to it and it is being fed, So part ordered! Thanks for the tip, when fully installed I will advise.

  • kyfarmer Nov 10, 2007

    That solved the problem, Thanks for the help



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First look to see if the ignitor is coming on. Most common problem is the ignitor is weak or just bad. When the power is applied to the ignitor it glows and builds up resistance to open the gas valve then it lights. If the ignitor is weak or bad it will not build up enough resistance for gas to come into the burner. One sign of this would be a "woosh" sound when it trys to light. If the ignitor is coming on but not lighting it is most likely the ignitor is bad. Should have a full glow. Also, if the ignitor looks whiteish in color this is a sign of it going bad. You can compare to the broil ignitor to be sure. If the ignitor doesn't come on at all will need to see if you have power to the ignitor. Let me know what you find and let's solve it before you rate the solution.

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