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if you can see the ignitor glowing on either the broiler or the lower area of the oven then the gas valve is bad and not opening anymore,sometimes the ignitors are the culprit as they are in series with the gas valve and if weak wont let the valve open,but both upper and lower burners not operating i would suspect a gas valve first

GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Nov 25, 2012


This is a common problem. The oven to heat the igniters must heat up enough to open the oven safety valve. This happens by the igniters drawing enough amperage thru the safety valve. Just because it glows it may not be strong enough. or if you see no glow it may have a broke coil in that igniters and wont glow at all. You will need a volt meter to check if no glow. If soft glow, replace igniters. The igniters costs 5$. You can consult your manual to replace it yourself.

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GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Dec 09, 2011

Hello David, welcome to FixYa.

Based on your description,I`d suggest it is the hot surface ignitor for the bake burner that is likely the problem...even if it glows, I'll explain further below.

Here's what you can try to verify if it's indeed the ignitor...if you're mechanically inclined. It'll look like this...


** FIRST unplug the range and turn off the gas to the appliance before attempting any service...safety first**

NOTE: Some ranges have an upper broiler the same as the lower (bake) ignitor ( some do some don't ) one could swap the ignitor`s ( very carefully, they are very fragile and don`t like to be handled ) this will allow you to use the bake burner, but it will leave you without the broil function...until you can purchase another.

Here's a helpful link...

This will confirm or dismiss if the ignitor is at fault...99% of the time this is the case. Many people overlook the ignitor, especially if it "glows" since that gives the untrained person the impression it works...that is not the case however. (Ignitor may glow but not have sufficient amperage to open valve, or open the valve slightly, even intermittently...but not hot enough to ignite the gas).

As far as checking them you don't actually need a clamp on meter (though it is the preferred method) you can also ohm it out to test it as follows...

You should be able to find one at most brick & mortar appliance parts vendors or on-line depot's such as "repairclinic.com", "searspartsdirect.com" to name a couple.

You can ask for part number based on the model number for the bake ignitor. The number I use in most applications (it's fairly universal and replaces both long and short ignitors and works in 90% of ranges out there)... is part #12400035. (Will not work on the GE with round type ignitors though).

I would still double check with your model number with the part`s professional`s if you're more comfortable with that.

Hope that help`s. Let me know if I can assist you further or if anything is not clear and good luck.

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GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Dec 06, 2011

Your oven does not have a pilot light!!

Your igniter is probably bad.

Most gas oven systems today are 'electronic ignition', and use a 'glowbar' type igniter electrically in series with an oven valve.

Electrical current passing through the ignitor operates a small heater that 'warps' an internal piece of bimetal to open the gas valve. As long as the burner flame continues to heat the igniter, its electrical resistance remains low enough to keep the valve turned on. If, for any reason, the flame is extinguished, the igniter's resistance increases and the valve turns off the gas to the burner.
While the valves are very reliable, the igniters have become the most common parts failure on these systems. Which is to be expected, I guess; they're doing their job in a gas flame!

Igniters come in two basic types, 'flat' and 'round', and they can't be interchanged.

Each type operates at a particular amperage level, and is matched to the type gas valve it operates. The stainless steel 'cages' that protect them usually correspond to their actual shape, which helps you figure out which one yours uses. And to make it even easier, there's pretty much only One round one that fits them all. Flat ones vary only in the length of the ceramic block to which they're mounted. Electrically they're nearly all the same.

Easiest way to test is just look in oven and see if you can see an orange glow coming from the back of the burner. If no glow then you need to replace the igniter. If you are at all handy nad have basic tool you can do the job

Turn off power and gas. The igniter is attached with one or two screws or small bolts and two wires that are plugged into a connector. You can take the old one to any appliance store (or Sears Parts) and get a new one. They are delicate and easy to break so handle with care. They cost between $35-60.

Good luck. J

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GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011


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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GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Jan 28, 2011

Check the cooling fan inside of your control panel. Most likely the computer board overheats and shuts itself down.

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GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Jan 25, 2011

The problem is usually the igniter not reaching the correct amp draw .When the igniter does not reach the correct amp draw it may allow the gas valve to partially open or not open at all. The igniters are inexpensive and easy to replace. This video will walk you thru the correct procedure for testing an oven igniter. It may be a different model but the testing will be the same.You can also enter your model # for diagrams and illustrations of your specific model. Not all models are available. All parts come with installation instructions.

GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Dec 03, 2010

your oven thinks its too hot and if over 500 deg in oven it will lock the door . / put a oven thermo inside the oven and through the window see what the tempt is when the lock door comes on. if it can not control tempt replact the sensor and if that does not correct problem replace the E O C ( clock ) mm hope this helps // feed back pls /// if more help is needed see if you have a more complete model # this on is short some ..mm

GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Nov 08, 2010

very normal but only during pre heat / once the oven is stable tempt should be 5 to 10 deg above and below the tempt setting and if not replace the oven temp sensor located inside the oven on the back ..mm

GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010

replace the sensor in the oven as it tells the E R C ( clock) what the tempt is and the clock turns of the power . if this does not correct then replac the colck ..mm

GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Jul 16, 2010

is there any more information on the model number.there are no serviceable parts for this unit.

GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010


There are 2 Guides which covers everything all want :-



Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

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GE JGRS14 Gas... | Answered on Dec 08, 2009

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