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My oven on my GE gas/electric oven is not working. I am not sure how to lite the pilot on a gas/electric oven can someone be of assistance?

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    Barrett Palumbo Jan 04, 2011

    Sorry to read about your issues.
    But you really need to give us the make and model, of your unit. It kinda helps us to help you. and a more detailed explanation, of whats is going on..

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Hi,

The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

Oven not Working or Oven not Heating

Oven Problems Replacing the Igniter


heatman101

Posted on Jan 06, 2011

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How old is the stove-- for most ovens these days have electric Glow Ignitors-
Are you sure yours has a gas pilot?

If so-- there has to be a way of pushing in a 'pilot' button, to get the gas to start,
and there has to be a hole or area you can get to the gas burner/pilot, with a match, at the time you are pushing in on the Pilot lite

Let us know what you find--

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The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
have the repair man replace the ignitor, or DIY....
Check out this tip about your problem...

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Replacing the Igniter


heatman101

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How do I lite the oven pilot.


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

most new oven's, gas or electric you do not lite....you may have a defective unit....
if its real old, you oven knob should say pilot...if not you have a newer oven...

then you have a defective pilot system

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The ignitor is not working right and is going bad....
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Oven not Heating

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heatman101

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