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Ge gas oven with electronic ignition

Why does the oven light by itself

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Must have a bad relay on the control board. Control will need to be replaced.

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yea sounds like you have a bad oven ignitor, tell tale signs are not heating past warm, smells gas, too long to cook, popping noises while cooking. Id replace that ignitor. Although it might appear to "glow" not glowing strong enough

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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SOURCE: Ge jgbs22 the oven will not work

yep id say your on the money take the racks out then the two screws in the oven pan then remove the pan remove the flame spreader and at the back of the burner bar is the ignighter replace it

Posted on Mar 31, 2008

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Hi, To complete the circuit for the electronic ignition the 3 screwheads under the aluminum burner need to be really clean. The same goes for the 3 posts on the bottom of the aluminum burner. They touch to apply grounding for the ignition spark. GL!

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Hi, To complete the circuit for the electronic ignition the 3 screwheads under the aluminum burner need to be really clean. The same goes for the 3 posts on the bottom of the aluminum burner. They touch to apply grounding for the ignition spark. GL!

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Hello there: The oven bake burner and ignition components are located beneath the oven cavity. In most cases the oven bottom panel can be removed for access (check your owner's manual) but on some models the oven burner has to be accessed from below in the warming or broiler drawer area. If accessing from the top, a 'flame spreader' (flat metal plate) above the burner may also need to be removed to see the burner itself.Many ovens use a single oven burner in which case they only have a single gas valve and ignitor. The same burner is used for both bake and broil functions, the broil usually being in the drawer area below the oven. Higher-end models may have a separate bake and broil burner. On such a system there will be two ignitors, one for each burner. They may also employ a 'dual' gas valve (see illustration above) instead of using a separate valve for each burner.Some range models may have an additional broil burner located at the top of the oven cavity which may be referred to as a 'waist high' broil. If not, broiling usually takes place in the drawer area below the oven, which uses the same bake burner for the broil function. Most gas ranges currently available employ one of 3 basic gas ignition systems; pilot ignition, hot surface ignition system (which uses a 'glow bar' or 'glow coil' - aka an "ignitor") and a spark ignition system. The latter two being referred to as "electronic ignition" systems as they use electricity in one form or another to operate the oven heating system. Only the pilot ignition system has an actual "pilot" (which is a small but real "flame") which might need manual lighting.
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