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Our Maytag gas oven lights (we see the pilot light on and smell gas), but it will not heat up to the desired temperature. (I set it to preheat to 350 degrees, but it only would reach 230 and stopped.) Any suggestions?

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Hi, it seems you have a bad bake igniter...
Remove the oven floor, the flame spreader and the bottom drawer. Locate the Bake igniter wire harness plug and unplug it. Check for 120VAC to the igniter while the control calls for Bake. If there is proper voltage then the igniter has to be replaced.

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