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Oven not heating properly.

I see the igniter go on but I don't hear the gas flow. The 200 Degree is just a guess.

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  • josey78681 Mar 14, 2008

    Igniter seems to be working, but the gas is not coming on. I tried using the oven cleaning feature, but after 30 minutes the oven still had not heated up.

  • carlos99 Dec 31, 2008

    intermittent problem with oven not heating- seems that main burner will not ignite- oven becomes warm, but not hot when it's turned on. Possible oven ignitor replacement the solution?



    Thanks!!

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You replaced hte oven ignitor already correct?? although its glowing might not be glowing correctly, adn if you did replace you ordered for this model???was the igintor hte same ?

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