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Kenmore Oven and stove not igniting

Kenmore Oven and stove top suddenly stopped igniting. I can manually lite the stove but not the oven. Please help.

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Re: Kenmore Oven and stove not igniting

If both top and oven are not igniting, then most likely you need an ignitor board. I should be located behind the left side of the console as you are looking from the front of the stove. I will look it up to be sure. There should be a tech sheet on the back panel of the stove to help in checking the boards.

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