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Oven ignitor won't ignite GE RANGE : JGBP28DED1CT

Removed from the unit the igintor works well when connected to 120v.
the gas control valve has continuity with an ohmeter.
the thermostat works when isolated.
the broiler works well.

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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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