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The ignitor in the stove heats up, but we don't get a flame in the oven. The burners and broiler work fine. What's broken?

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Hi. This sounds like a weak igniter, the symptoms usually are: burner won't light, or 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. 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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However-- we have no ignitor (No bright red/Yellow glow)-- like you go for the Broiler-- right?

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