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Broiler works, oven settings - no flame, no heat.

The broiler works, however, on any other oven settings - no flame, no heat. It appears that the lower burner units in the oven are not coming on at any temperature setting. Top burners of range works fine.

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    Lower unit does not work

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Hi, it sounds like the oven ignitor might be bad. Remove the floor panel inside the oven and you will see the ignitor attached to the burner assembly. Turn the oven on and see if it glows. You can test the connection for the ignitor and see if it gets 120V to it. The most common problem with the gas oven is the ignitor. Most of the time, the ignitor glows but is not strong enough to open the gas valve.
Please let me know if this was helpfull or if I can assist you further.

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