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My hotpoint gas range oven takes forever to light after a temperature is selected.

White four burner electronic ignition. Oven takes too long to ignite.

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Re: my hotpoint gas range oven takes forever to light...

Clean out all the little gas holes with a needle...goodluck

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The bake igniter is a common fail item as it gets used more frequently than the broil function. On your range both igniters are interchangeable. You can purchase replacements on line at,, or The part number is WB2X9154. Shop all three sites for the best price.

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