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Hi,
The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

Oven not Working or Oven not Heating
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3663023-oven_not_working_or_oven_not_heating

Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter http://www.fixya.com/support/r4572625-oven_problems_replacing_igniter

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Posted on Aug 21, 2010

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SOURCE: Burners & Broil work but Oven burner does not!

HI thanks for your question. the problem is with the bake igniter. replace the igniter. thanks the appliance doc. please rate my answer. thanks.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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