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I have an older model Tappan gas range. The top burners all work great but the oven started to not light when turned on. The ignitor that glows next to the burner is very bright but for some reason the gas flow to the burner will not come on. Any ideas on what part I should replace?
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believe it or not, this means that your igniter is bad and needs to be replaced. Igniters are only designed to last about 6-8 years under normal use before they fatigue and fail to open the valve. It must pull at least 3.2 amps or the oven gas safety valve will not open. Just because it's orange doesn't mean it's pulling enough power. You will need to order and replace the igniter and you should be good to go again.
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