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KENMORE GAS STOVE OVEN LOWER BURNER WON'T WORK

What would cause the oven to only light on broil and not bake. The top burner works but the lower one does not.

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  • JAEAC1 Nov 11, 2007

    This is a Kenmore gas range oven. All burners work. The oven only works on broil, not on bake. The top oven burner works, but not the bottom. What could be wrong? How to fix?

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2007

    I have same problem. removed ignitor it tested good. no glow when in oven was told gas valve or clock bad there was on power at coil when tested with meter

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2007

    The top four burners work fine but the oven inside doesnt work.

  • fixitifIcan Dec 21, 2007

    had same problem replaced ignitor works now but the alarm is going off flashing F-1 wont srop beeping what to do?

  • scotttee Aug 23, 2008

    Same problem, top burners and broiler work fine but oven wont light. Igniter glows bright and shows no sign of being weak, can't tell it from the broiler igniter. But still, now flow of gas to the oven burner.

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    replaced controler and gas valve no help

  • fryefamil9 Nov 24, 2008

    top briler is working but the lower burner is not

  • farsateri Dec 02, 2008

    I have kenmore gas stove oven ( model no. 790. 79013100 ) ( serial no. VF 20907912) and lower burner won'nt work but the igniter glows. I would be thanksfull if I get some advise how to fix it.

    farsateri@comcast.net

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    stove top burners light but oven does not work. this unit does not have electronic ignition

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Is there a piglet light for the oven? When I turned it on nothing happened. We have gas

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    some keys work others do not, burners work

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    After turning oven on for a few minutes it made a loud pop and then oven stopped working. Bake, broil and clean lights come on an 88 but only top burners of stove work.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    Turned oven on to bake and after a few minutes heard a loud pop and oven stopped working. Top burners work. Bake, broil and clean lights stay on plus an 88.

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First look to see if the ignitor is coming on. Most common problem is the ignitor is weak or just bad. When the power is applied to the ignitor it glows and builds up resistance to open the gas valve then it lights. If the ignitor is weak or bad it will not build up enough resistance for gas to come into the burner. One sign of this would be a "woosh" sound when it trys to light. If the ignitor is coming on but not lighting it is most likely the ignitor is bad. Should have a full glow. Also, if the ignitor looks whiteish in color this is a sign of it going bad. You can compare to the broil ignitor to be sure. If the ignitor doesn't come on at all will need to see if you have power to the ignitor. Let me know what you find and let's solve it before you rate the solution.

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