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Our oven will light but goes right back off why is the igniter going bad the stove is nut that old?

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  • esmith31471 Oct 03, 2009

    it is a propane stove the igniter lights the pilot bar but only for a few seconds and then goes out again does not operate the oven what could the problem be the thermocoupler?

  • milten1
    milten1 May 11, 2010

    if it lights its not the ignitor need more info to help

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Thermocouple or gas safety valve
some ranges these are seperate parts
on others these parts are as one

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Remove the racks and then remove the "floor" panel of the oven. Then remove the diverter panel/burner baffle. Basically, your goal here is to disassemble the bottom of the oven. You may need to pull the lower drawer out.

After you have gained access to the igniter...you'll see that it's attached to the main manifold with two 1/4" screws (take note of its' position and how it's mounted to the manifold, the new one has to be mounted exactly the same). Word to the wise, here... use a little bit of liquid dish soap on the threads BEFORE trying to un-screw these. This will lubricate the threads and keep them from stripping. If you don't heed this warning and they strip? You'll have to grind them off in order to get the igniter removed.

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