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OVen doesn't Heat

The oven light comes on, but doesn't heat. The broiler works fine, however.
Tried to find a pilot, but nil. If there is a bulb needing replacing, where is it and how to access it? Please help

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  • BakeACake Jan 14, 2008

    Thank you! that was fast!
    The model no. is RBG745wea3ww.
    If it is a fairly simple repair, I would like to try to make the repair myself. Thanks!

  • chelino Mar 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, oven doesn't work, but the broiler and stove tops do. My model # RGB745BEA6WH and I want to make sure that I have the right part number.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    Light Lonnie consul comes on it click likely going to heat up a broiler does not work either

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More than likely, you have a bad igniter for the bake manifold. Since the gas range has a separate ignitor for the broiler, this explains why the broiler works and the bake function does not. Since most consumers tend to bake more often than broil, the bake ignitors go bad more frequently. There are a couple of different ignitor types listed for your range. I will need an EXACT model number (located somewhere around the oven door opening) before I would be able to give you a correct part number. The ignitor price varies between $52 - $64. If you wish to make the repairs yourself, I can give step by step instructions. Please post back with your information and I will be able to assist you further.

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    Jeff Rockwell Jan 15, 2008

    The part number is 1990 and runs $64.55 at repairclinic.com. If you order on line they will ship the part directly to you. There will also be a shipping fee to add. I am not trying to promote the website, but I have personally used their service over the years and have never been disappointed. They use the identical same parts as your major appliance repair companies, but charge a lot less.

    Your stove uses a glow bar type igniter. When you turn the stove on the preheat, the igniter begins to glow. When the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas valve opens, gas begins to flow and voila!, you have ignition. Now...your old igniter may still glow, but the gas valve won't open. This is a typical symptom of an igniter that has become weak. If the current potential is not reached the gas valve remains closed. This is a safety feature that prevents gas from free flowing into your home with no ignition.

    Now to get to the igniter perform the following steps:

    1. Unplug the stove from the main power.
    2. Open oven door and remove oven racks.
    3. Remove the lower drip pan. There should be a couple of screws holding it in place.
    4. Once the screws are removed the drip pan should slide back a bit then lift out.
    5. The igniter is mounted directly on the gas manifold. There are a couple of 1/4" (I think that's the size) screws holding it in place with two white heat resistant leads connected to it.
    6. You may have to remove the drawer under the oven door to access the connector plug where the igniter plugs in. If there are no plugs, or if the plug is the wrong type, there are a couple of ceramic heat resistance wire lugs included with the install kit to connect the leads. You will have to cut the wires and use the wire lugs.
    7. Now, sometimes removing the gas manifold makes it easier to install the new igniter, so you aren't leaning inside the oven door for a long period of time. The manifold comes out by removing (usually) one screw located near the front of the manifold and lifting the entire assembly up through the bottom of the oven. The manifold simply plugs into the gas line below the oven just after the regulator in most models.

    If you feel this is something you would like to tackle on your own it is very simple if you follow the instructions given. If you have any problems or have any more questions just let me know.

    PS Use care not to put your weight on the oven door while it is open. You may damage the hinges. Just a reminder, make sure the range is UNPLUGGED.

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This solution was very helpful to me! I would only add that if you search ebay for "Hotpoint Gas Range Oven Igniter", you will find a seller called Midwest Appliance Parts that sells them for $30 plus shipping. Their part number for these things is WB2X9154 instead of 1990, but it's the same item. I just installed it and it works great.

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