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Our oven doesn't heat and smells like gas

When you turn the oven on it doesn't heat and smells like gas. When the oven is off it isn't leaking gas - we tested this.

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This sounds like a weak igniter, it would have to be a gas oven and the symptoms usually are: takes longer than normal to ignite the burner, may or may not smell gas in the oven, does not maintain set temperature or burner does not come on fully, eventually won't heat at all. On gas ovens, a glo igniter is like a light bulb, the more you cook, the faster it wears out. Bottom line, needs to be replaced. Good luck.

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1) the new gas valve is defective and while the proper amprage is being supplied to it,it simply wont open

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