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Kenmore gas oven won't light properly, then sounds like it is blowing up when it finally lights.

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Sounds like your oven igniter is bad...even though it lights it is taking time to get to the right temp to ignite the gas. This is why it sounds like it is blowing up because there is more gas in the oven then thier should be by the time the igniter gets to temp. Replace the oven igniter (glow bar) this will solve your problem....Hope this helps, if you have any other questions or concerns please feel free to comment again and please don't forget to rate this solution :)

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