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Gas stove works, but oven does not

Nothing happens when I turn my oven on. The heat source at the bottom does not come on and there's no gas odor. However, the gas stove still works fine, so I know that the gas supply is working. The electricity is fine because the digital display works. Please advise. Thanks in advance!

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    I have a Whirlpool gas stove,model SF375EEZ0, Ser# RH1611157. My oven will not start. I want to take a step by step approach to find the cause of failure. I have a simple volt/ohm meter. if that is useful. The top burners' igniters work fine. I am wondering if the problem is 95% caused by the oven igniter and whether I should simply replace the igniter as a first step?

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    same problem Mod# sf315pew3

  • macman80 Jan 06, 2008

    The Oven does not come on all the time, the broiler works all the time. I checked the igniter connection and see 120 volts on it. It seems the igniter will work when I wiggle the wire. I can't locate any break in the wires going to the igniter glow plug. I swapped the broiler glow plug with oven and the broiler still works fine and the oven is still intermittent???? Any suggestions? I will try to measure the ressistence to the glow plug and see what happens.

    FYI...The gas valve will not open until the glow plug is fully hot to ignite any residual gas. If the glow plug has an open circuit the gas will not turn on. Safety feature.

  • airscott61 Jun 24, 2008

    Gas range works, oven doesn't come on. We have a touch screen on the backsplash, all the "buttons" work, and act like it always has. We adjust the temp. and press "start" and the screen comes up with "preheat", but the oven never comes on. No heat, no gas. There is a faint buzzing noise for a few seconds, then it stops.

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    top of stove works but the oven does not

  • acorbett Oct 16, 2008

    gas oven does not come on on the bottom. glow plug does come on. broiler works fine as does top of is a kenmore

  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2008

    no pilot light. Over and broiler works. NO gas odor. ? WHY

  • r1lewis1 Nov 18, 2008

    My Gas stove works, my oven does not. I think the pilot light is out but can't seem to re-light it.

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2008

    oven will not bake but range works fine.

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    Gas stove works but oven does not. When I turn on the oven there is a slight smell of gas but no heat.When I look at the broiler, there is a small flame. Stove top worrks just fine

  • artbizconst Jan 07, 2009

    Ignitor is on but the oven willn't come on

  • mygnratn Feb 03, 2009

    Gas stove works, but none of the display will light up therefore can not use oven...anyone else have this problem??



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Yes replace the ignitor, this is the most common failures of ovens not coming on.

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

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    Patricia Foster Aug 07, 2014

    I have replaced the ignitor and the safety valve. When the oven lights fire comes out the sides of the broiler. Then it shuts off after about 5 minutes. Help



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you most likely have a bad oven ignitor...if you see an orange glow under the oven panel that is your ignitor trying to come on....but if it is weak it will not open the gas valve.....acess the ignitor and replace it

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