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Oven does not ignite broiler does ignite burners do ignite

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The ignitor should pull 2.8 amps or more. it can lite but not release gas. just beacuse it is glowing doesnt mean its good. check amp draw w/ meter if less than 2.8 amps. change it out. if doesnt glow or draw any amps. check to be sure have 120v. then change ignitor.

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