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Oven wont come on it has an electric igniter the ignitor will glow bur the oven wont come on

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The ignitor is weak and not allowing the valve to open or the valve is faulty. Easy test: while the ignitor is glowing, tap on the valve body with the handle of a large screwdriver. If it lights replace the ignitor. If not replace both the ignitor and the valve.
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