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Got gas on top and burners ignite but no gas no heat on bottom, could this be the ignitor? if so can you give me a step by step to fix problem? thanx

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If Its a ceramic ignitor you can check with DVM for low resistance but I'd say thats the trouble. (Not with power applied)..Generally need to pull the bottom tray out of the oven to access as its Close to the Gas tube at the rear on most. Simple 2 wire hookup.. Manufacturer site should have a Breakdown if the paperwork isnt in the back panel.

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Making Observations
The oven burner's operation will usually need to be directly observed while in operation as the first step to troubleshooting problems.Ignition System Type Links
Ignition System Types:
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    Hot Surface ('Glow Bar') Ignition System (most common)
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    What happens in this style ignition system is that the thermostat or electronic control switches power to the oven ignitor and gas valve circuit which are connected in series (one after the other). As power flows through the ignitor it heats and draws current (measured in amperage). Once the oven ignitor draws a specific amount of current the oven valve opens to allow gas to flow to the oven burner where the glowing hot ignitor (glow bar) ignites it. Power must continually flow through the ignitor and oven gas valve for gas to be released into the oven burner to create a flame.

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