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Your igniter looks like it is working. but its not.

go rent an ampmeter

clamp it on one wire of the igniter, if you get 3.2 - 4 amps you can call me a liar...if its lower, you can call me a genius.

in the case im a liar, call a certified technician, you dont want to mess with 120 volts, natural gas (or lp), or a burning hot igniter if your not careful.

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The problem beleive it or not is that the bake ignitor is weak ,and it is not drawing the proper amprage to open the gas valve.If you have a amp meter access the wires to the bake ignitor(usually behind the storage drawer) and check for 3.3-3.6 amps when oven is set to bake by clamping the meter around ONE wire wire of ignitor make sure only one wire,either one and not both.
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