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Ge gas oven with electronic ignition

Why does the oven light by itself

The oven turns on by itself but never turns too hot.  It warms up to probabl about 150 degrees and usually turns off by itself.  Smells like gas. I've had PG&E check for gas leaks and there was none so I think it's the gas range itself

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Yea sounds like you have a bad oven ignitor, tell tale signs are not heating past warm, smells gas, too long to cook, popping noises while cooking. Id replace that ignitor. Although it might appear to "glow" not glowing strong enough

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