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Oven Ignitors Does the ignitor stay on the whole time the gas is on, or is it supposed to go out after the gas is ignited????

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  • sheba01 Nov 22, 2008

    I have a GE JGRP17WEP1WG (number on the oven door) that had a bad oven ignitor, which I replaced.  I was told by the appliance people that after the oven is lit the ignitor will go out.  If not, they said the electronic oven controller is bad.  Is the ignitor supposed to stay on or go off after it's lit?

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The igniter will remain on because it controls the gas valve.

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