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The igniter can actually warm the oven to over 100 degrees. In many cases, even if the igniter is glowing, the resistance may not be low enough to turn on or keep the the gas valve on. The igniter has probably gone bad. ($50.00 to $90.00 for igniter)

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The smell will vary from normal to very strong as the "receipe" for how much ordorant is added into either your propane tanks or the gas supplied to your home. Typically, when tanks start getting low, the smell is more concentrated, while with piped natural gas, the smell can be very strong at different times, based on how and when the gas company adds odorant into the main supply lines.

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