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The range does not heat up. what is the most common reason for this?

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If this is a GAS range, the problem is more than likely a faulty igniter on the bake manifold. Since the bake feature gets used more often, it is common for the igniter to wear out faster. The following link explains how the igniters work and instructions on replacing one:

If this is an ELECTRIC range, the problem is more than likely a defective heating element for the bake feature. The same reason applies. Since the bake feature gets used more frequently, the elements wear out much quicker. The next link explains how to replace a heating element:

I don't know what solenoid you are asking about, but if this is in reference to a gas safety valve or regulator, you would have similar problems with the broil functions if the there was a gas flow problem. Since MOST ranges are fed from a common regulator, gas flow to all the features would be impacted.

Replacement parts can be purchased on line at,, or All these sites offer great service with competitive pricing, so shop around for the best price. If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

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USA websites are not responding to your number.
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>> ((IMPORTANT PART ... has a video that shows repair))


I could NOT get a good READ on your JBP24... page 8
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