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GE Spectra Oven not working

I have a GE Profile Spectra oven. All the burners are working. However, the oven is not. Broil is not working either. Any suggestions?

Posted by Linda Latham on

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  • Linda Latham Feb 07, 2007

    I had it fixed and it was the ignitor switch. Thanks anyway.

  • pepsi23 Mar 05, 2008

    i have a ge oven all of the burners work however the oven does not the igniter glows bot the oven will not light.

  • nosleepgeek2 Mar 17, 2008

    Same problem, GE Spectra. Burners all working, no action at all with the oven - although the oven light says it's on. No gas goes the oven.

  • sacarlson Oct 24, 2008

    We have the same problem: Burners and Broiler work, Oven Bake does not. When the burner comes on, we hear gas, the igniter lights up, and the broiler eventually ignites. However when the "bake" function is turned on, there is no light, no sound of gas, and no ignition. Is this a DIY fix?

  • jmartis Oct 25, 2008

    Same problem - burners work fine. Oven "on" light comes on but no gas flow and no flame.

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    The burners work, but the broil and bake functions just stopped working.

  • mmkmystic Dec 19, 2008

    we have a Spectra xl 44. Oven won't light. Everything else works.

    Seems like GE has a problem here.

    What is the fix for this? I'm doing this myself.

  • mich8130 Dec 24, 2008

    anyone know if there is a manual way to light the oven?

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    We have the same problem, What and where is the board?

  • sbempong Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same issue. All the burners work, the self cleaning works, the oven light works, but it does not heat. Please help.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    the glo plug come on but thats all the oven wont light

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    GE Profile oven display not working

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    GE Profile JGBP585 oven display not working

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    Lights come on but burners dont work

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    what is the life expectancy of a GE Spectra Gas Range/Oven



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Its sounds like your board is shot. replace board

Posted on Feb 04, 2007


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What is "the board"? and is this replaceable by a fairly competent user or does this require a service call? Thanks!

Posted on Feb 07, 2007


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