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Have a WFG374LVQ 1 it has no oven ignition (gas). Snapping sound but will not ignite. Broiler works find.

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You issue has to be the gas valve because it seems like it will not open try to see if there is a manual control for this and if there is then open it and try to light it.

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Bake igniter Usually when an oven won't bake, it's because the bake igniter is weak or burned out. The igniter is a small, round or rectangular device, that's about 1 inch by 4 to 8 inches. It's near the burner itself.

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