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Oven "bake" will not ignite. gas is adequate - broiler works fine.

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Hi, You will need to change the ignitor. Even tho the ignitor glows, they get weak and will not open the gas valve. This is a very common issue.

I hope this helps you.
please let me know if I can assist you further.

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Posted on Jun 28, 2009

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