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I have a GE spectra and the oven will not heat up. It’s prob…

I have a GE...

I have a GE spectra and the oven will not heat up

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

It’s prob 10 years old. Model XL 44

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

Yes

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

Gas is working fine. I switched out a component about 4 years ago after same thing happened.

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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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