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Thermodor Professional series, gas PRSG364GLS. Both igniters seem to be getting plenty hot in the oven (white hot) but the bottom burner will not come on. The top burner will come on after the igniter has heated up for twenty seconds or so. Once when I had the bottom igniter white hot and still no gas I tapped on the large rear gas valve and the bottom burner lit. Tried it again, no luck. Tried it again, small amount of gas, burner lit, not enough gas for the entire burner. Bad gas valve or is the igniter not sending enough signal for the valve to fully open or some other problem. The model is 10 years old and receives light residential use. All parts appear very clean and in good shape. Some grease could be on the control knob assembly. All wires in good shape and attached. Thanks.

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SOURCE: Tappan - Model 36-3052-23

I suspect you may have a bad igniter. They will still glow nice and hot, but if they are weak the gas valve will not open. This is actually a safety feature. Depending on which type you have, the glow bar igniter is supposed to draw a certain current potential before the gas valve will open. Here's the current readings for both types: Round Glow Bar: 2.7 to 3.2 amps Square Glow Bar: 3.2 to 3.7 amps I would try to to determine if the igniter is good or bad before proceeding with a gas valve replacement. Generally, the igniter is a common fail item. Let me know if this helps.

Posted on Sep 07, 2007

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SOURCE: hotpoint 30" self cleaning gas range with sealed burners - no bake

It may be the ignitor, they can crack and you wouldn't even see. Good news is they are cheap ($5-20) and they are usually easy to replace. But before you replace it...

When set to bake, does the "oven cycle" light come on? If not, that means no power is being sent to the ignitor. Reason? There is a switch in the oven latch, to make sure a) latch must be closed for cleaning cycle and b) latch must be unlocked for baking. On mine, the switch button gets stuck, so even when the latch is unlocked, it thinks it is locked and will not allow the bake cycle to proceed. Cycling the latch a few times may free it, otherwise you'll need to replace the switch (not that hard but a bit of a pain to get to).

Posted on Nov 22, 2007

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SOURCE: Whirlpool SF377PEGQ 0 ,Gas Oven not igniting...

if you have 120 v to ignitor then ignitor is bad.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Gas over not lighting

It is likely that the ignitor needs to be replaced. If the range does not sense the proper amount of resistance in the ignitor, it will not turn on the gas valve for the lower burner. If the broiler is still working, it would further this thinking, as it has a separate ignitor.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

SOURCE: O'Keefe & Merritt Contempo Gas Stove Oven won't light

Probably needs the ignitor replaced. http://www.handymanwire.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/408747/an/0/page/332

Posted on Jan 07, 2011

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