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Gas oven will not light.

HOTPOINT RANGE model RGB628GEJ4AD. The gas oven will not light. The ignitor comes on and glows red but the gas never comes on.

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Hi,
The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
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Posted on Jun 07, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks! I thought that it may be bad, but wasn't sure since it would glow red."

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