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Stove gas, mdl # mgr5880bds lower ignitor and upper both glow bright orange. upper broiler works and lights. lower oven will not light

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Hi,

Just because it glows that does not mean it is not bad...
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...

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Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter


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