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I have a Viking gas single oven with four burners. The burners work fine but the oven won't fire up. I smell gass an I see a glow under the oven but no heat. But if I turn it to broil I get some heat but not even close to what it shuld be. I don't know if this is any thing I moved to a new house witch has a 3/4 gas line feed. My old house had a 1/2 inch gas line feed.

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I had the same problem with the single oven, It the voltage feeding the oven, it like to be 120 or above if it drops below 120 then this problem occurs. I had ever thing checked, gas pressure, and the oven. Electrician installed a voltage regulator on that circuit.

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