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I have a Frigidaire gas oven with an electric igniter (5-10 years old). When I go to heat the oven, the igniter comes on and i smell gas, but the burner never fires. i can't say how hot the igniter is (orange, but dull around the edges). And I cant say how strong the gas smell is (after about 10 minutes you can smell it in the next room). The range works fine. What do you think?

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The ignitor may have to be replaced and placed in a spot that ignites the gas. There should be a safety feature known as a thermocoupler that doesn't allow the gas to go to the next room when it doesn't light, I would think. Kind of like a gas water heater's.

I would have an appliance professional fix this one for you. Don't want any gas explosions, you know.


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  • tpoc81 Jul 30, 2010

    Thanks for the quick reply. I'm wondering if it is worth getting a repair or whether i should just get a new oven. The repairman want $65 just for diagnostic.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 30, 2010

    $65 isn't bad for a diagnostic, and he might be able to direct you more specifically to fix the problem.



    In most cases if it doesn't light, but the ignitor is on, the gas flow isn't hitting the ignitor at the right 'spot,' but in some cases the ignitor isn't getting hot enough (even though it gets orange which is pretty hot- like a glow plug in a diesel engine).



    I would go for the repair for a 5-10 year old oven, unless you have a couple of thousand or more to spare for a new one.



    Good luck on this repair.

  • Duane Wong
    Duane Wong Jul 30, 2010

    If the range still works, then the oven should be an easy fix for the appliance guy, since there's only one or two burners in there.

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