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SEARS GAS STOVE MODEL#79072114100.OVEN WONT LIGHT,IGNITER GLOWS BUT NO GAS COMES OUT.IS THE GAS VALVE UNDER THE BURNER WITH THE 2 WIRES ON IT? VIC

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    Same glowing with a no burn, but with smell of gas. Usually, we just wait and it finally works, but this time I lit it with a long lighter and it worked.

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I had the same problem ( ignitor glows but no gas) on sears model
79071012300. i replaced the ignitor (glow bar) and the oven lit within 10-15 seconds! it was easy to replace and it took longer to figure out how to get the broiler drawer out of my way than it took to replace the ignitor.

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