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Intermittant bad oven ignition

At times when turning oven on it delays igniting... then you here poof, and it ignites, sometimes we get a gas smell. i believe I also need to replace the temperature sensor, at times preheat time is very long, can these problems be related?

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Your ignitor is bad it still may glow but not as bright as before which were it took 1min to light now it takes several i dont think you need a senor try ignitor first

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