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FGF374 - Broiler and Bake does not stay on

Broiler or bake gas ignites properly, but goes off. Does not stay hot. Smells like gas shortly after lighting. Sometimes it does not light immediately, and starts to smell like gas without lighting.
Is it the bake or Broil Ignition needing replacement?

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The flame sensor has to prove the flame to stay lit. When it fails, the valve closes.

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

  • Craig Butler
    Craig Butler Jul 23, 2009

    If you have a hot surface ignitor, this IS the flame sensor and allows the valve to open.

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