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GE XL44 Oven/Broiler don't work

Like everyone else, I'm having problems with my oven. However, my broiler won't work either.

My husband thinks the gas is not getting to it but we couldn't find any problems.

My model number is JGBS22BEA2WH

Any ideas?

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  • J1A3 May 21, 2008

    Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. You are correct, the burners work ust fine.

    I downloaded the manual as you suggsted and checked the gas shut off valve. It appears to be fine.

    One other thing I didn't mention; once in awhile, if I tun he oven on & wait for a minute or two, I can start a top burner & the oven will then light. It doesn't always work but once in awhile it will.

    It also looks like my model only has ne igniter for the oven & the broiler.

    Thanks for your assistance

  • J1A3 Jun 10, 2008

    Sorry jsrock516, your solution was very helpful.

    I didn't plan on rating "Thanks for trying". Sometimes my mouse moves quicker than I plan.

    I'm still working on the stove problem. Not sure how it would be the igniter if the oven will light by turning on a burner.



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I'm assuming the top burners work, correct? Do you still have your Owner's manual? If so, go to the "Troubleshooting Tips" section and look under the "Surface Burners Light but Oven Does Not" tips. Follow the guidance provided. You may have a gas safety valve that is turned off.

If you do not have an owner's manual, you can go to Click in the Search window and go to "Use and Care Manuals. Then, type in your model number in the adjacent window. You manual is available there in .pdf format. You can download a copy if you like. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat reader in order to view it.

Now, if it's not as simple as a gas safety valve turned off, you may have two igniters that have gone bad at the same time. It is not common, but I have seen this happen before. Just because an igniter glows does not necessarily mean it is good. Click on the link below to learn about oven igniters.

Double check the gas safety valve and reply back to me. Let me know if you need further assistance.

Posted on May 16, 2008

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    Jeff Rockwell Jun 10, 2008

    Why the "Thanks for Trying" rating if you said this was helpful to you?

  • Jeff Rockwell
    Jeff Rockwell Jun 11, 2008 is correct that your range only has ONE igniter for the oven. That's because you have an under oven broiler. I have experienced this problem before where the input gas pressure coming in from the line was too high and caused the oven to fail to light. When one of the top burners was turned on, the gas pressure would lower enough to allow the oven to ignite. You only have one gas safety valve on the range (part #WB19K31), and you are able to light the top burners and oven (even if it is a rather inconvenient way of lighting the oven). It still may be putting out the wrong pressure. I would recommend a safety valve replacement and/or have the gas company come check your line to make sure the gas pressure is correct. Most appliance repairmen will not touch gas line problems, because they aren't certified to do so. Better to be safe. Let me know if you have further questions and/or need assistance locating parts.



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