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My gas stove model # 790.77471792 does not heat up past 100 deg. The broiler and the the top burners light. can someone tell me what the problem could be? i did notice that when I turned on the pre heat I owuld see an orange glow towards the back of the stove and when I tapped the burner it would light but for only a minute and then go out.

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The orange glow you see is coming from the oven igniter. The igniter needs to glow white hot in order to light. You need to replace the oven igniter. Hope this helps.

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