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GE Spectra XL 44 Gas Oven Bottom Heating

The Pilot (bottom) is not working of my oven, and I do not smell the gas either, I belive the gas auto-shuts down when the pilot is out of order.

Do you think i can fix myself or I need an expert help also where to get the pilot from.

my email is:

Wes Fareedi

I have the same problem; my GE XL44 Gas Range Oven does not work but the stove top does (I think its only 4-5 years old).

Can someone tell me why this happened? Please email me at
Should a service call be placed or is this an easy fix that I could take care of?

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  • Anonymous Apr 29, 2008

    Same exact problem for me

  • BDParker May 24, 2008

    Our GE XL44 oven stopped heating. the last few times it heated there was a very strong gas smell while heating up.

    Also, only 2 of our stove top elements will ignite.

    Can anyone offer help on these problems.

  • Brian In OC Aug 27, 2008

    My GE Gas Range problem: When the oven is COLD I have trouble getting it to turn up. According to the Owner's Manual, it states that the oven should ignite after 60 - 90 seconds. My oven takes several minutes...funny thing, though once it lights it will cycle on and off normally during the time I'm baking something. A couple of days later, when COLD, it has the same problem with the initial pre-heat. I can visually see the glow from the ignitor...could the problem be the safety valve (the electronic switch that directs the gas to either the broiler or the oven)? My next step, when the oven is COLD is to place a voltmeter across the leads: It appears to be a simple relay-type setup. If the est. 110 volts is there, I'll go ahead and order the safety valve.


  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    The self cleaning portion slowly stopped working efficiently. Eventually, the oven stopped lighting at all. There is no smell of gas when I turn it on and it does not light, so I don't think I am getting any leakage.

  • pmb3823 Nov 15, 2008

    First the self cleaning potion stopped working efficiently. Eventually, the oven did not light at all. The stove top works fine.

  • cameronbarro Nov 30, 2008

    I used the overn this morning, but it stopped heating in the middle of baking. The gas on the stovetop works fine. Any ideas?



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You will need a new heating element at the bottom. to find the part, go to ge's website and get the model #- you should be able to find it either online or a service center.

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NO!!!!!! not ge . i have the same oven and called ge for the glow bar .....$85.00. got the same ge part out of a local appliance parts dealer for $50.00.

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