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I have a 4 yr. old Maytag stove model #PGR5715BDQ, the burners all work fine as well as the broiler. The bake ignitor glows red and after a while gas can be smelled but burner will not light. A match will light what little gas that comes to the burner. Walt (taberskiw@sbcglobal.net)

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I have a Jenn-air stove model # JGS8750BDS in the oven when I call for bake the ignitor come on and glow then the gas come on but the burner want light but I smell the gas what is the problem

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First I want to commend you for your giving us good information to start with!
So-- we know we have gas, and we know the Broiler Valve and ignitor works-- Good observation!

However-- we have no ignitor (No bright red/Yellow glow)-- like you go for the Broiler-- right?

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I suggest you call the local service people for this stove, and tell that that you need to have the main gas burner ignotor replaced for this stove model number-- and see what they tell you.

Let me know if I can help more--

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