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The pilot light comes on, the oven heats a little but the flame never comes on. The oven warms up but that's about it. What can you suggest to get this thing working. It came with the house in 2003. Is there some adjustment to be made for it ot work? I need help right away. Thanks much

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The glow you see is the ignitor coming on. It is probably not drawing enough amperage to allow the gas valve to open. You will want to replace the ignitor to resolve this issue.
You will need to remove the oven bottom to access the ignitor and replace it.
If you want more detailed instructions, get me the model number so i can look up the parts breakdown, then I can get you some step by step instructions.

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