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I have the GE spectra XL44. The oven stopped while my wife was baking something the other day. The broiler won't turn on either. We had a similar problem about 4 years ago but I don't recall what the problem was or what the part was that was replaced. If you could assist me in Dx. and help me order the part and part number so I may replace it myself would be great. Thank you very much.

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  • raymerrill5 Aug 25, 2010

    I took your advice and ordered the new ignitor and put in it. The broiler will come on now but not the oven. I have checked and double checked the wires. I was almost positive that both the oven and broiler neither one would come one when I sought your advice. Not sure now what is going on. Could I have duel problem? Could it be the cercuit board or something in the switch or could I have gotten a bad ignitor? I would think however that if it came on with the broiler, that it is ok. It fires completely up quickly without delay. Help?



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If that is a gas stove which I believe it is then the most likely suspect is gonna be the ignitor. They get weak and won't draw enough amps to open the safety.A clamp on meter will confirm the ignitor is weak. It should draw 3.3 amps. I have included a couple videos that explain theory of operation and your stoves service manual. You need not bother with any gas carrying parts when making the repair.

The new part GE Ignitor WB13K0004
Hopefully this will save you some money.

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    Dan Webster Aug 19, 2010

    You might can get this dude on ebay

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    Dan Webster Aug 19, 2010

    Rate it or hate it. LOL

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    Dan Webster Aug 26, 2010

    You have 2 ignitors one for broil and one for bake.

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    Dan Webster Aug 26, 2010

    Both ignitors are the same. before you spend any money swap em out and see if the oven works but not the broil.

  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster Aug 28, 2010

    This show approximately where that bake ignitor is mounted:



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