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The broiler is operating, but, the oven will not light. I recently disassembled the two parts covering the burner and cleaned what I could. The oven was working until I put everything back together. It no longer lights. I also unplugged the electrical cord and reset the clock. Help!!!

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Hi,

The ignitor is broken, you cannot clean that with out breaking it...have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

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Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter


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