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on my GE range the oven doesnt light. all others, top, broil

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on my GE range the oven doesn't light. all others, top, broil and self-clean work.
please help, thank you
model PGS908DEP2WW
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


ok does the oven light on the self clean? or just the broiler on self clean?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

lights on the broiler, on self self-clean and the door locks and the top flames, all work fine.

Ok Thanks for that,

The problem here is going to be the igniter, Take the floor out the oven then remove the flame spreader, you will see the igniter toward the rear of the burner. Set the oven for 350f then watch to see if the igniter glows.

If the igniter does not glow shut the power off then pull the igniter out and test it with a ohm meter, if as I suspect it reads open then it will need to be replaced.

If the igniter does glow then it's still bad, a good igniter will glow bright yellow to the point where you cant look at it, If the igniter glows yellow/orange it's bad.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thank you,

i am not at home now...

i will check this out when i get home, to see if that is the problem.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Your diagnosis was correct.
I bought a new igniter at my local parts supplier.
Took about 20 minutes to replace it and my wife is happy.
Thank you.

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