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I need to light the pilot on a Kenmore gas range.

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I need to light the pilot on a Kenmore gas range

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Kenmore is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Customer:***********

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

No, just how to light the pilot

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 7 months ago
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 7 months ago

So there is no pilot light on this oven--it uses an electronic ceramic glow igniter. 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. Below is a link to the igniter for your model and it costs about $40.

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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 7 months ago

Hello again. I'm just following up because I haven't heard back from you and I see this question is still open and unrated. Is there anything else I can help you with?

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