The top broiler works, but the oven does not work. If it is a igniter part problem, is it ok to take the broiler igniter and put this igniter in place of the oven igniter. We seldom use the broiler so I am thinking this might be the best solution. I noticed that the part # is the same for the oven and the broiler. I removed the 2 back screws to remove the oven bottom. I can't seem to get it to push back far enough to remove. i would appreciate any suggestions. The model number of my oven is jgbp79webww.
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the ignitor is not working its bad,you should see a bright orange glow below the oven base just as when you start the broiler look up at the top of the oven and watch this ignitor glow before ignition,the bottom should do the same,you can also see this from the back side of the range at the base,if you don't use the broiler you can use that ignitor for the oven ignitor as these ignitors are identical,but then you will have no broiler
Hello' Does your model have an electronic ignition? If so open broiler drawer ,turn on oven and look for bright orange glow. May take a few seconds.If it glows but no or poor flame .replace oven igniter.If no glow at all , check for voltage at igniter when switched on to see if it may be oven thermostat . Get a tech to test if not sure.All easy to fix.
OK, it is likley that the oven ignitor isn't working and needs to be replaced. To verify if this is the problem, when you turn on the oven to BAKE and set the temp at say, 350. Watch through the window, (or you can have the door open). Look at the bottom, back, center and see if you see a bright orange glow appearing under the bottom panel.
If you don't, that is why the oven won't lit the gas. There is an ignitor for both the broiler burner at the top and for the bake burner in the oven compartment.
It might be possible that your oven uses the same ignitor for both the broiler and bake burner tubes, so you could swap them if you wish to confirm that is the problem before you go and order/buy a new one.
Sometimes the ignitor burns out half way through but because it still lits/glows, people think it's OK, but it won't get hot enough to signal the gas valve to open and allow gas to ignite and get the oven cooking.
If you want to see a line drawing and a parts list showing the ignitor(s), go to searspartsdirect.com and enter in the model number of your oven and click on the links shown.