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Re:Whirlpool SF310PKE gas range

The oven ignitor is red and glowing but oven does not light.
The manual says to push oven temp control knob in and set to 350 degrees and oven will light in 20-40 seconds.
All other burners and clock work o.k.

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When the oven safety valve refuses to open and let gas through, it's almost always because not enough current is flowing through the ignitor. Often an aging ignitor will appear to be glowing pretty brightly but still won't draw enough current to make the valve open. The first thing to try replacing is the ignitor.

You describe your ignitor as "red and glowing" but oven ignitors normally get a lot brighter than "red" -- well into what I'd call yellow.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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I just got my oven today. Model # sf114pxsq. Everything worked perfect but my oven would not turn on gas. ie wouldn't light up. We have checked everything from top to bottom. Ignitor is brand new. We solved the problem by locating a little switch in the back. It is located right under the gas regulator(where you plug you gas line into the range) just turn it on. It was turned off in my case.

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