# For some reason oven or broiler will burn. How do I light pilot

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A GE range that is 5 - 6 years old uses a hot surface ignitor to light the gas. You need to remove the bottom pan in the oven and the burner and ignitor should be visible to you. There are two wires that go down to the gas valve underneath the oven that will be unplugged when you replace the ignitor. The ignitor is held in place by one or two screws which will probably be slightly rusted in position. Probably the reason why the oven wasn't very warm last week was because the ignitor was failing. Even now, when you turn on the oven, the ignitor will probably glow. This does not mean that it is good. The amp draw on the ignitor is what opens the gas valve. When the ignitor starts to fail the amp draw is reduced and the valve cannot open.

Using the model number you can confirm the age if you can.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Most modern stoves no longer have a pilot. The problem is more than likely caused by a bad igniter on the bake manifold. The following link explains igniter types and how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

Modern stoves are equipped with either a glow-bar or spark type igniter. These igniters do become weak with age and fail. This tends to be more common with the bake feature because it gets used more often. If the igniter is worn to the point that it longer produces the correct current potential or spark, the gas valve will not open and you will not have ignition. This is actually a designed safety feature that prevents free flowing gas from entering the oven cavity without ignition. Such a condition would be dangerous and could cause a flash ignition or explosion.

If the model number you have this listed under is correct, you can see an illustration of your stove at appliancepartspros.com. Just type in the model number and look under the "Gas Burner Parts" section for item number 28 (part #AP2014008).

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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