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Gas oven not working

The oven on my gas stove is not working. The ignitor glows red but the gas tube never expels gas. I can hear the click in the electronic controls like normal but no ignition . I then put it on broil on hi and that works properly. Does this sound like an electronic control problem.

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Replace the two coils on the gas valve. They activate the gas valve when they are working, it sounds as if yours are not. Find your gas valve and disconnect the elect. leads, lift them off the valve body. Note that one coil has two metal tabs and the other three. (Primary / Secondary) Replace in the opposite with new coils and start the cookies !

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