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The oven in our 3 year old Frigidaire gas stove (5 stove top

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The oven in our 3 year old Frigidaire gas stove (5 stove top burners) does not go on. The indicator light goes on (stove and pre-heat) when we press bake, but the oven does not heat up. The broiler does work, however. What should we do? Thanks--
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So the fact that the broil still works means that you don't have a bad thermostat or high limit cut off. It 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 usually last more than 3 years, but I've seen them fail under the first year warranty also.  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. 

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