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Oven won't heat

My burners work, the digital display works, but no heating in the oven cavity. I don't smell gas. Help, what could it be? I just would like to know before I call repairman so I don't look so 'dumb woman'.

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  • bjjiii Feb 06, 2008

    I have a similar issue where the bake ignitor seems to be busted, step-by-step instructions would be grat my model number is GE JGP85WEJ. Thanks in advance for all your help.

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2008

    I have the exact same problem! Burners work, digital display works, even the broiler works. But when I turn on the oven, nothing. My model is the JGBP35. I'd like to try and replace it myself.

  • LilMac Mar 06, 2008

    I have a GE JPBP33WEH3WW with the same problem, if anyone could provide step by step instructions on how to replace the igniter along with which igniter I should get that would be great.

  • Anonymous May 12, 2008

    removed then reinstalled oven door

  • bakemen Jun 21, 2008

    Yes, I have the same problem on my Whirlpool #sf315pekw0.

  • mushie1uk Jun 24, 2008

    none of the bake/broil features on my oven will work, i set the digital timer to 350 and it starts at 100 and stays there, when i open the door theres no heat or smell of gas, so i tried the broiler and same problem... nothing.

    i see ppl talking about a glow bar, i have no idea what that is or where to find it.. if someone could plz help it'd be appreciated... im fed up cooking from the foreman.

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    ok try your broil se iff it comes on

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I would love step by step instructions, as my husband is on the floor behind the oven trying to figure it out now. He is starting by removing the entire back panel of the oven, assuming he will then be able to access the ignitor for the broiler and swap it with the bottom one. We can't afford to replace the part now and rarely ever use the broiler, so we are trying this method. Thanks a billion!

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Is the problem associated with the BAKE feature, the BROIL feature, or BOTH? If only one of the oven features is not working, more than likely you have a bad igniter. Your range uses a glow bar type igniter to ignite gas. The igniter begins to glow and once it reaches a certain current potential, the gas valve opens and ignites the gas. This is a built-in safety feature of the oven that prevents free flowing gas from being allowed to accumulate with no ignition. This keeps gas build up from occurring in your home and creating an unsafe living environment. This is probably why you don't smell any gas. The stove is actually doing what it's designed to do. Now...if you could post back with an EXACT model number (located somewhere around the openings of the lower oven drawer or oven door) I can narrow down which igniter your stove uses. The price ranges from $52-$64.

This is actually a simple job that the average consumer can do on their own. This repair normally runs about $200 or higher if you have an appliance repair company to it for you. They typically charge more for the part and charge for labor. If you wish to pursue the repair on your own, I can provide you with step-by-step instructions. Let me know if you need further assistance.

If NEITHER oven feature is working, this may be a problem with your Electronic Range Control (ERC) board (sometimes called an Electronic Oven Control, EOC). There's usually an error code associated with a board failure, however. I say USUALLY - this is not always conclusive on every model. Let me know if any of the symptoms I've explained can narrow down where your problem may be.

PS It is common for the igniters to still glow and be bad. They become weak over a period of time and simply do not draw the necessary current to open the gas valve. So...if you see the igniter still glowing and wonder why, this is the case. It also depends upon the frequency of use. This is why the BAKE feature typically goes bad before the BROIL feature. They each have separate igniters and the most people bake more than they broil.

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