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Oven never gets to set temp.

My wall oven,we set it to bake,the hot suface ignitor glows,never seems to get warmer than 150 degrees. occasionally it lights and works fine.

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Hi,

This is the sign of a weak ignitor, even though it is glowing it has gotten weak and not letting enough current get to the valve to open.

You will need to have the ignitor replaced.

Posted on May 13, 2010

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The problem beleive it or not is that the bake ignitor is weak ,and it is not drawing the proper amprage to open the gas valve.If you have a amp meter access the wires to the bake ignitor(usually behind the storage drawer) and check for 3.3-3.6 amps when oven is set to bake by clamping the meter around ONE wire wire of ignitor make sure only one wire,either one and not both.
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