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The gas turns on (usually) and I see a glow the base of the oven but after 20 minutes the oven does not heat. If it does happen to heat, the temperature drops after a short bit.

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Glow plug /igniter going bad $18

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The pre heat is taking a long time over 30 minutes


SOUNDS LIKE THE IGNIGHTER IS GOING BAD, OR GLOW ROD. OPEN THE BOTTOM DRAWER AND WATCH THE AND SEE WHEN YOU TURN THE OVEN ON HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GLOW BRIGHT, THE GAS BURNER WILL NOT START IF IT DOSNT GET A READING FROM THE GLOW PLUG

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When you turn on the oven the egniter glows, but it may take several minutes for the thing to light. sometimes you smell gas and sometimes not.


This is usually a sign that the ignitor is wearing out. Even though it glows, it is pulling just barely enough current to cause the gas valve to open. A new ignitor should take care of the problem.
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Jun 19, 2010 | Kenmore 33464 / 33465 / 33469 Gas Single...

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Why does the Oven take so long to light?


It sounds like it might be a sticking gas control valve for the oven or the hot surface igniter for the oven might be weak. You will need to turn the oven on and off completely several times until the problem happens. When I say completely I mean turn on the oven control and watch the igniter start to glow. Then when the oven burner comes on(should within a minute) shut of the oven control and wait for the igniter to stop glowing completely and burner to shut off completely. Then repeat the process again. If you try it about 10 times and nothing happens then the problem will be difiicult to identify. If you turn on the oven control and the igniter comes on but the gas burner does not then try giving the gas control valve(located in brolier/storage compartment) a tap with a wrench. If the burner suddenly comes on then the control valve was sticking. Try repeating the shut down/turn on process again. If it does not do it again you may have fixed the problem...if it does you will need to remove the igniter and test it with an ohm meter(should read at least 500 to 800 ohms). If the igniter is testing good and glowing brightly then the gas control valve would be the suspected problem. And remeber to be very careful when doing these testing procedures so you do not hurt yourself.

Nov 12, 2009 | Kenmore 30464 / 30465 / 30469 Gas Single...

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My kenmore gas oven won't heat. I turn to dial to temp i want can smell gas building up in oven and can see a glow in bottom of oven but will not ignite. Sometimes if I turn on a cooking eye I can then...


When the bake igniter becomes weak or burns out, your oven would not bake. The bake igniter is usually mounted on the oven burner. It's about 1 inch by 4-8 inches (depending on the model), and comes in round or flat styles. If you don't see the igniter glow at all, it's probably burned out. Replace the igniter if found defective. Note: one of the exceptions could be that your oven is set to automatic mode instead of manual. If this is the case, set your oven to manual mode and check again.

If the bake igniter glows red and not bright yellow or white, it is probably because it is too weak. When this happens, the safety valve would not let the gas out into the oven burner. A weak igniter must be replaced.

A faulty igniter is probably the most common cause, however there are others:

-- defective thermostat
-- defective selector switch
-- defective gas safety valve
-- defective gas valve coils

Oct 22, 2009 | Whirlpool SB160PEE Gas Single Oven

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My Kenmore gas oven does not light.


Remove the oven Racks. Remove the oven base plate. Turn the oven on. You can then see the oven ignitor next to the oven burner. If the oven ignitor does not glow a bright orange,replace it. About a $90 part.

Oct 05, 2009 | Kenmore 30464 / 30465 / 30469 Gas Single...

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Oven doesn't heat up


Hi, Even though your igniter is glowing it's bad..A igniter should glow brillient yellow for it to be able to light the gas...basically whats happening in your case is although the igniter is drawing the correct amps to open the gas valve it is not getting hot enough quick enough to light it..change the igniter and you should be good to go. Good Luck!!! Mike

Aug 17, 2009 | Ovens

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Slow oven lighting....bakes for 20 minutes than stops heating


Hi, The oven should ignite within 20 to 30 seconds. The most common problem is that the ignitor gets weak and will not open the gas valve like it should. This would be my first part to change.

May 09, 2009 | Frigidaire FGB24S5A Gas Single Oven

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Oven won't heat up


hi atdowhower,for your oven to heat the[ignitor]must heat up enough to open the oven safty valve.this happens by the ignitor drawing enough amprage thru the safty valve.just because it glows it may not be strong enough.or if you see no glow it may have a broke coil in that ignitor and wont glow at all.you wll need an volt meter to check if no glow.if soft glow,replace ignitor.shoul be very brite.God bless,tom

Jan 02, 2009 | GE JGRS14 Gas Single Oven

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GE Oven does not light - no gas smell and no electronic ignition clicking sound


It probably needs an oven igniter. Remove oven racks. Remove oven floor. Usually 2 screws towards back. Remove flame spreader if it has one. You can see long tube with holes in sides and igniter with 2 wires from rear. Now try oven. See if igniter glows. If it does but doesn't light within 1 minute, replace igniter.
If it doesn't glow, you need to check for power to igniter. Should be about 100 volts. If not may need ERC, "Electronic Range Control".

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