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I have a series 30 Tappan Gas Range with a broiler pilot light that glows but does not light.

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Either a weak ignitor or stuck valve. I tap on the valve with the plastic end of a screwdriver while it is glowing and if it lights the ignitor is weak. If not the valve is stuck and both should be replaced.
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