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Oven will not light

All the burners on top of stove light well.However when i turn on the oven or broiler,all i see is thecoil heating up but it will not light

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  • skinnymama May 03, 2008

    Just bought a house. Need to know how to clean my Kenmore single electric oven. It has a self clean feature. The model number is #911 4742996.



    It doesn't look like it has been cleaned in a long time. I tried to wipe out any spills that would come off. Can I use some type of cleaner? Help?



    Thanks!



    skinnymama

  • Anonymous Jun 28, 2008

    The top of my stove works fine. But when I turn on the oven the coil will glow red but no fire. Repair men charge $55 just to look at it. I tried letting it stay on for awhile. It ended up lighting 6 hours later.

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I've got the same model number, Kennmore built in oven and it just brork in 2008 too. Repair man said they dont make the parts for the 17 year old oven so i'm out of luck. The relay in the clock area broke and is $250, and that sends energy to the coils, but i guess its a new oven now.

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