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Pilot wont light , I shorted out the wires off the heat element while cleaning ( I shoulda unplugged it ) It doesn't seem cracked or broke, but could be.What elae could it broke ?

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You will have to install new igniter defenitly and maybe even the control valve that the wires go to but do the igniter first. Hope this helps.

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Our 17year old GE gas oven/broiler stopped lighting today. What might be the problem? Stove burners work.


Most likely culprit is the igniter.
When you turn the oven on it opens a gas valve allowing a small amount of gas to flow thru the pilot light. The igniter then lights the pilot and when the sensor determines the pilot is lit it opens th emain gas valve and the oven lights. If the igniter fails and doesn't light the pilot the sensor doesn't heat up and it shuts down the pilot and nothing works.
The igniter is usually accessable under the oven by removing the drawer. It has a single wire attached and looks like a short cigarette made of ceramic witha metal tip.
You didn't provide model number so I can't give you part number but if you look it up here you may be able to get one from Sears
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/index.action?sid=PSHx20080114x00001

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It is the oven element that has failed
Remove panel at rear of oven compartment, there you will see the element, just undo any screws that you can see and pull the element towards you, carefully detach the wires, but don't loose them inside or you will have remove the oven to get the wires back on.
Fit new element and Bob's your uncle ,you've cracked it.
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