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Neither the burners nor the oven will light. When turning the knob to light there is no clicking sound, however, I do smell the gas. We can light the burners with a flame because the gas is there. Should I call the repairman or the gas co? Thanks for your help. Shelley Bowlen

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Before you call a repairman, you first need to decide if the problem is isolated to just the gas stove. Have you tested all your other gas appliances (wtr htr, furnace, etc) to make sure they are operating? If not, call your gas co. If they are working fine, then check your breaker box and check to see if the stove breaker is tripped. If it's fine, then try plugging it into another electrical outlet using an extension cord and see if you get power. If not, then call an appliance repairman for the stove. Douglas

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