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Gas oven worked fine. Husband wiped out bottom of oven and ten minutes later I couldn't get the oven to heat up. Lights function and broiler works. Stove top works and temp registers on electronic keyboard. Oven will not heat up on regular or convection bake.

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  • tmann256 Feb 08, 2010

    Thank you. I will call a repair man to replace the ignitor.

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Hi,
The problem is with the ignitor. The ignitor may have gotten inadvertantly cracked when cleaning. These are very fragile and if he jarred it, touched it, or got any water at all on it the ignitor will crack and you are done....
You will have to replace the ignitor. The repalcement is not hard but does require careful planning to get it replaced without ruining the new one. Make sure to pull the plug also before attempting any replacement.
Here are a couple of tips that will help you with the problem and to get a replacement part.

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3907570-buy_appliance_parts_online

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3663023-oven_not_working_or_oven_not_heating

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