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No gas flow to oven, glow bar ignites no flame no smell of gas. safety gas safety valve was replaced

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With the glow bar going and no gas smell that means you have a good circuit from control to valve and glow bar. For that glow bar to work it must change in resistance. If it is weak it won't change enough resistance to make the gas valve bi-metal open. Also the gas safety valve does not come preset and usually is bottomed out all the way for propane. You must adjust the orifice to aprox the same height as the old one to get the propah gas output for natural gas.


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if your old valve did not leak and has continuity between the terminals it is fine. The ignitor/glowbar is weak. If it is dim orange that is usually a way to tell. Bumping the stove makes the bi-metal come on also is a sign of a weak glowbar


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Replace the ignitor. They wear out after a few years. Its designed not to allow enough current to open the safety valve in situations where it doesnt glow brightly enough to ignite the gas.

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Hello there:
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The oven burner's operation will usually need to be directly observed while in operation as the first step to troubleshooting problems.Ignition System Type Links
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    • The selector switch is defective.

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