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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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Have a Hotpoint Gas Oven. Pilot never lit so I replaced the

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Have a Hotpoint Gas Oven. Pilot never lit so I replaced the ignitor and I still can not get anything to work. I've held a lighter over a minute with the oven knob pushed in and still nothing. I used a voltmeter and checked all the connections and the power is fine. The range top works fine.
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I look forward to helping you! May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Model : Rga724ek3wh

Serial # XXXXX

Thank you! Do you have a meter to test voltage with?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes. Where should I test? I have a good basic knowledge of how to work on electricty, not professional though

Great! There are two wires to the igniter. One wire comes from the gas valve and the other from the thermostat. Can you test the wire from the thermostat with one meter lead and place the other meter lead to any metal surface (ground) and test for 120 VAC when the thermostat is turned on, please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't get a consistent number but it never gets above 1.0 V

Okay, so that tells us that the thermostat is faulty and not allowing the voltage through to the igniter. The thermostat is pictured and available below. Nice job!

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