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Kenmore gas range, loud boom sound when igniting,how to use clean

When the stove ignites it is very loud, almost like a mini explosion that causes alarm, also we were suggested by landlord to use clean option to see if lessens the boom when turning on oven....we do not have manual, how the heck do you clean...just push ''clean'' button??????

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Dont clean
you have a weak ignitor
and this is very bad
it should be replaced quickly

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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