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Oven wont light

My oven wont light, the igniter gets red hot though no gas is coming out. the broiler works as do the top burners. can I test the dual valve some way before replacing it. there is continuity between the 2 terminals for the bake circiut ?

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There is continuity, you can tell that by the glowing ignitor, althoug otslooks like its glowing red hot, it need to pull a certain amperage to open the valve.i would reccomned replacing the ignitor.with 99.99 percent certainty

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