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GE Gas oven. Burners will light but the over will not.

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GE Gas oven. Burners will light but the over will not.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 months ago.

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Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 months ago.

Since your cooktop still works, it sounds like your bake igniter is just going out and needs to be replaced. Igniters generally last about 6-8 years normally and then they either stop working all together, or they just get weak and don't draw 3.2 amps even though they are glowing. If an igniter doesn't pull 3.2 amps, the oven gas safety valve will not open up. Now the bake igniter is mounted to the bake burner below the floor inside the oven so you'd need to pull the floor out of the oven to access the igniter for replacement.

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is there a way to test the ignitor
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 months ago.

If you have an amp clamp you can clamp one of the wires going to the igniter to see if you're drawing 3.2 amps when you turn the oven to bake and if not, then the igniter is bad. If you don't have an amp clamp you can't test it I'm afraid.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 7 months ago.

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