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Oven does not light

When I turn on the oven, the display goes to PrE (preheat mode) but the oven does not heat up. The ceramic igniters are cold, there is no smell or sound of gas. I hear a relay click in the control panel when I press Start. It is also dead in Broil mode: no gas, cold igniter. The range top works properly, so there is gas and electric. I could not find a schematic. Thank you in advance for your help.

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  • Anonymous Nov 01, 2007

    I am having the same problem with my Spectra gas oven XL44. It is about 5 years old. It will not ignite for the oven. After many tries I did get the Broil to ignite, but not the oven.

  • 1eng Nov 02, 2007

    oven will not light. no gas smell or igniter operation noted. no fault code noted. all range top burners operating properly.

  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2007

    I'm having the same problem with my Whirlpool Gold series. A tech is coming out on the 17th.

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2007

    Yep....I have the same problem with my brand new LG gas range. Burners work fine. Oven pilot glows orange but no ignition. Tech told me to check gas line. Gas line is fine. Ignitor must be bad!?

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    Same here. Spectra gas oven XL44. About 8 years old. Working just fine then for reasons unknown it just doesn't start now. Range works fine. When turning on the oven, there is no clicking sound, no firing up sound like there used to be. Nothing.

  • avt1889 Apr 27, 2008

    I have a GE Hotpoint RGB745WEA1WW with the same problem. The board lights go on, there is a click, but the oven does not heat. Burners work fine.

  • Harlock77 May 31, 2008

    The burners on the stove work fine, the broier heats up ok. But the baking part of the oven does nothing

  • Anonymous Jun 09, 2008

    Brand new Thermador --Main oven does not hold the temperature that is set....turns on..and then cools down..does not stay at temperature setting.

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    oven does not work the cooktop works fine

  • ocpd426 Jul 12, 2008

    On my whirlpool oven when I turn on the oven part I smell gas and sometimes it doesnt lite

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    how to replace the ceramic igniter ?

  • CAROLYN BARNHOLT Oct 13, 2008

    the oven does heat or broiler

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem, range top works, broiler works, but oven is not working, and the oddest part is there is no gasy smell nor is there any heat to the pilot for the oven.... help!!!!

  • Anonymous Apr 02, 2009

    I have the same problem, oven was working and then just cut out, broiler doesn't work, and stove top does. I had a half cooked pot pie. Did anyone actually figure out what it was?

  • Carol Buzzetta
    Carol Buzzetta May 02, 2014

    Haven't checked to broiler yet, but I assume the ignitor is the problem. Can a lady with no previous experience repairing appliances do a job like replacing an ignitor? Can't afford a professional repair so it's either do it myself or use a microwave in place of an oven.



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Even if the ingitor glows, and the oven wont lite, the odds are that the ingitor is bad. it must draw 3.2 amps to open the gas valve. the only way to test the ignitor is with an amp probe. replacing the ingnitor is about 90% a sure thing.

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I just installed a new ignighter and it's fixed. Thanks for the advice.Before the element would turn on but it took 30min. for the oven to turn on. now 30 sec.

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When i had the problem it was corrected by cleaning the connection on the gas solnoid in the back of the warming drawer

Posted on May 31, 2008


Mine does the same... There was smoke for a bit coming from the range for a bit and the breaker tripped. I removed the control panel and lifted the relay daughter board and seen where the burnt component is. I'm ordering a new control panel today.

Posted on May 05, 2008


This is my model # but I have an electric oven

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I worked on oven etc. for 14 yr. and the igniter is bad.period.

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