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GE Spectra Oven won't heat

I have a GE Spectra oven model JGBP35BEA7BB. The problem is the oven won't heat. I set the temperature and hit start, but nothing happens (no sounds, no flame from the oven, digital reads 100). The broiler works still works, though. This is the 2nd time in 4 years this has happened. The first time we had a technician repair it for a couple hundred dollars. I am looking to avoid this costly repair and fix it myself if possible, but need assistance. Thanks!

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  • alliet Mar 13, 2008

    A new bake ignitor worked! We were able to order a new bake ignitor on ebay for $40.

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I would def try to replace the bake ignitor. most common problem on any gas range. part problbly $75, $250 for someone to install one

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