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gas oven wont light. igniter flame. both oven and

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gas oven won't light. igniter flame. both oven and broiler will not work. We got the stove in 2005 and it is a gas stove with a griddle in the middle of the top. We can no longer read the model number to give you, but the serial # XXXXX XXXXX we think. sorry.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

Sounds like your oven igniter below the floor inside your oven is just starting to fail and needs to be ordered and replaced. Oven igniters last about 6-8 years under normal use before they tend to start failing. They need to draw at least 3.2 amps or else they won't open the gas valve correctly and it will either crack the valve open, or open and shut the valve several times when it should just be holding open. It doesn't matter if the igniter is glowing or not; just because it glows doesn't mean the igniter is drawing enough power to open the safety valve. The igniter is only about a $50 part and you can replace it yourself if you want to remove the racks inside the oven and then remove the floor to access it. Otherwise it will cost about $150-175 to call someone and replace it for you. It's probably better to repair than replace the unit in this case.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Is there any chance it could be a faulty thermostat and not the ignitor? Or is this not the type of symtoms you see with thermostat issues?

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 5 years ago.
no. The igniter wouldn't even glow if the thermostat was bad.
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