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Kenmore 362.75507001 Oven ignitor comes on but gas will not reliably flow in the burner. Had earlier moved all connectors on the upper panel, then gas flowed fine, oven came up[ to temp and seemed to be ok. 4 hours later will not flow gas in burner, ignitor is on.

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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...

Oven not Working or Oven not Heating

Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter


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