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Oven intermittantly wont light and other times has severely overcooked items being baked. the ignitor is glowing but the burner doesnt light off.

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Sounds like you have 2 problems the first the oven wont light is either a ignitor issue or a gas valve problem even though the ign. glows it may not be drawing enough amps to open the valve.it should be 3.5-5.2 amps at full glow.. have checked that? the over cooking sounds like a thermostat issue.not a lighting issue

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