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Lower oven burner does not light consitently on bake

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If you are having inconsistencies with gas ignition, or if it's taking longer for the oven to light, you may have an oven igniter going bad. The following link explains:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

If your broil feature still works, you don't have a regulator or safety valve problem. The gas for both oven manifolds is fed through the same source. More than likely, the ignitor has become weak on the bake manifold and is beginning to fail. There is a separate igniter for each oven feature, as well. The bake feature tends to fail more often due to the frequency of use.

Read through the link provided and let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps you.

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