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Magic Chef Range/Oven- Oven takes forever to light or won't light

Glow igniter is working fine- seems like gas valve is not opening up enough to heat the oven. The oven burner burns with a very small flame. Occasionally it will heat all the way up, but then is inconsistent in keeping the temperature up.

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Since the bake burner does glow yet no flame that means that the igniter is weak and should replaced...the way the igniter works is that it comes on and get very hot where upon getting hot it draws a certain amount of amperage which will allow the gas valve to open resulting in a flame. The igniter is indeed coming on yet its not getting hot enough to draw the proper amp drqaw to open the gas valve...by replacing it with a new fresh igniter it will draw the correct amprage and let the gas flow.



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