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GE oven I own a GE gas oven / stove... the oven will come on to preheat but then it does not reach the desired temperature. I hear it cyle over and over.... the gas starts and then the elecric ignighter ignites the gas... the gas burns for just a few seconds and then the gas goes off... I think this may be a thermistat problem...

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  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    Is there a preheating light? How do you know when the oven reaches desired temp?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    when oven gets up to temperature, it starts to ignite explosively. Why?


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Yup...I believe this may have been an issue with some GE models. I seem to remember a problem where some models had problems staying lit after preheating. The fix was replacing the oven thermostat. Now...the normal cycle for an oven lighting is just what you described. The glow igniter will glow first, followed by the gas valve opening, followed by ignition. Once the oven reaches optimum temperature it is normal for the gas to shut off and come back on to maintain oven temperature. However, if this is going on in a frequent fashion with the oven never getting warm, your guess is probably a correct one. Good luck to you.

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