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Still change the igniter, did not draw enough ampage to glow.

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Once you have the bottom cover off, turn on your oven and watch the glow bar. If it glows bright white, it's good and your gas valve is most likely bad. If it doesn't glow at all, or it's not very bright, or it has one bright white spot on it and the rest of it looks a little yellowish orange, then you need to replace the glow bar igniter.

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Is your igniter glowing when oven turned on.Look for bright orange glow near burner.If yes ,and no ignition,then igniter is weak and needs replacing.No glow at all,then a voltage test at the igniter needs to be done to see if it might be thermostat problem. Very common for igniters to go.Most likely cause.



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My lower oven does not work. Broiler and all rest work fine? Any ideas what the problem may be? Igniter? Thanks


you are right on the money, the igniter probably needs to be replaced. remove shelves from oven. remove bottom panel. remove flame shield, Turn the oven on and examine the glow from the igniter, it should be a real bright light, and should go from off to bright in a few seconds. If the glow is slow, or no glow at all, then thats your problem.

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When the bake igniter becomes weak or burns out, your oven will not bake. The bake igniter is usually mounted on the oven burner. It's about 1 inch by 4-8 inches (depending on the model), and comes in round or flat styles. If you don't see the igniter glow at all, it's probably burned out. Replace the igniter if found defective. Note: one of the exceptions could be that your oven is set to automatic mode instead of manual. If this is the case, set your oven to manual mode and check again.

If the bake igniter glows red and not bright yellow or white, it is probably because it is too weak. When this happens, the safety valve will not let the gas out into the oven burner. A weak igniter must be replaced.

A faulty igniter is probably the most common cause, however there are others:

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  3. Defective gas safety valve
  4. Defective gas valve coils

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If the bake igniter glows bright grange and not bright yellow or white, it is probably because it is too weak. When this happens, the safety valve will not let the gas out into the oven burner. A weak igniter must be replaced.

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