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Gas oven is not turning on. Oven burner igniter is not

Gas oven is not...

Gas oven is not turning on. Oven burner igniter is not heating/ glowing.

Contractor's Assistant: What's the make and model of your oven? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

GE model# ***** WEH1WW approx. 12 years old

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

Yes, if possible

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

The problem popped up after a power outage, but is probably not related

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Since the igniter is not glowing or heating, 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 if you had a multimeter, you can unplug the 2 wires going to the bake igniter and test power between the 2 wires behind the oven to see if you get 110 volts when you turn the oven to bake to confirm you're getting power. If so, then your igniter is bad for certain. 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.

CLICK HERE for igniter

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