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Gas stove the burners are working but the oven is

The gas stove the burners are working but the oven isn't. There is no gas smell and I do not hear the click of the ignitor. This oven does not have a pilot light.

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Hi, The ignitor in the oven does not spark. It glows and has to pull enough amps to open the safety gas valve. The most common issue with these ovens is the ignitor. It can glow red but not be strong enough to open the valve. Remove the bottom panel in the oven and you can see the ignitor.
I hope this helps you. Please let me know if I can assist you further.

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