My ge oven doesnt work. the top burners work just fine but the oven will not light. i checked the gas shutoff valve to make sure it wasnt closed.what should i check next?? pls help. when i set bake 300 on oven i get nothing. the ignitor does nothing. if you have any suggestions i would appreciate it.thank you
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Ted, you probably have a bad ignitor. If you have a meter, you can do some checks to rule out the board. Take the back top panel off and on the board you will see four wires..from left to right they should read L1, neutral, broil and bake on the board. Broil and bake will be marked as BR and BA. Set the oven to 350 and press bake, you should have 120V from BA to Nuetral. If so your board is ok. You should also hear a click after pressing bake. 90% of the time it's the ignitor, part number WB13K0004. Be care when testing with live power. Catriver..post back.
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You will need to look and see if the igniter is glowing a bright red. If it is weak, the oven will not light. Here is the igniter if you need to order it. Also check and make sure your getting 3.2-3.6 volts AC to the valve.
Most likely, you're oven igniter is not getting hot enough to open the gas valve to ignite the burner. It glows like normal, but does not reach the temperature required to open the gas valve. Replace the igniter. Before you replace that, make sure that the small shutoff lever on the appliance regulator was not accidentally closed, which would turn off the gas to the oven, while still allowing gas to the stovetop. The silver lever should be sticking straight out or up. Douglas
If you don't hear/smell gas when the ignitor is lit, then the gas valve is stuck. Tap on the gas valve (I usually use my 10" Knipex pliers). Be careful not to touch any electrical contacts and not to cause gas leaks. If not sure - use something made of plastic. ;)
The most common reason a gas oven won't heat is a bad igniter. It is located near the valve and burner under the oven bottom. You can usually see it glow orange just before the fire lights. Most GE ranges take a cylindrical igniter part #WB2X9154 or #WB13K21 rectangular igniter.
since you can smell gas, you have a gas leak. i would recomend checking and cleaning the gas valves. if you can hear sparking, that means it's just the valves. sometimes cleaning the rods will fix the problem.