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I have a wolf 36" 4 burner with gridle I turn on the oven and the ignitor glows but no gas flow after 30sec or so I tap on the safety value and then the gas flows could it be that the ignitor is not telling the saftey value to open or is the safety valuve bad

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Hello, even though the igniter is glowing it does not mean it is drawing the correct amps to open the safety valve. If your igniter is glowing orange replace it. Igniters should glow brillient yellow to the point where you cant look at it. replace the igniter and you will be good to go. Good Luck!! Mike

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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    sterlingcat1 Jun 20, 2012

    Mine does the same, I tapped on the regulator and it took off and quit again, going to replace the regulator.

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You say the broiler lights fine-- so let's observe something when the Broiler lights:
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The oven burner's operation will usually need to be directly observed while in operation as the first step to troubleshooting problems.Ignition System Type Links
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