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Igniter will not glow for oven, will for broil oven is GE XL44

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More than likely you have a failed igniter on the bake manifold. Since both manifolds have separate igniters and are BOTH controlled by the Electronic Range Control (ERC) board, its a safe bet that you need to replace the bake igniter since the broiler is working. This is not a diffuclt repair. The following link explains a little theory on how these igniters work and how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575727-replacing_an_oven_igniter_on_a_gas_range

Follow all safety precautions and make sure the range is UNPLUGGED before servicing. Replacement igniters can be purchased on line at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

All these sites offer great service with competitve prices, so shop and compare. The first three sites I listed also include helpful exploded view parts diagrams to assist you in location/identification of parts.

If your replacement igniter connector does not match the existing one on your range, you will be instructed to cut and splice these wires together using the ceramic wire lugs included in the replacement kit. DO NOT attempt to use standard wire lugs as they will melt under extreme heat. The wires and ceramic lugs that are used on these igniters are heat resistant.

If you have any questions, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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