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Maytag oven will not get hot

Maytag Model PGR5710BDQ.

Every thing appears to be working fine but the oven. Even the broiler works. All of the electronic displays are working too.

some times the oven will not get hot. This started several months ago. Almost always when the oven is used we smell a faint odor of gas when it is first turned on.

I removed the cover over the burner and glow bar. I could see the glow bar come on but after over a minute the burner never lit and the glow bar was still on. I took a lighter placed it next to the burner and it lit. I increased and decreased the temperature via the electronic control panel and did not observe any change in the flame on the burner.

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The ignitor is bad, the ignitor opens the valve when there is enough amperage. the ignitor isn't pulling enough to fully open it

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