FIXED JGBS22BEA2WH GE XL44, oven won't light up. But igniter glows.

su_A_ve

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Model Number
JGBS22BEA2WH
Brand
GE
Age
More than 10 years
Hi,

The oven on our range stopped working. The burners do work but the oven doesn't. Upon inspection the igniter glows orange but it seems no gas is coming out and hence burner won't light.

Since typically the igniters are the ones that fail, could it be that it's not glowing enough to light up or could it be the safety valve? Unit will be 16 years old next month.

Thanks in advance.
 

jeff1

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Jasong2gs

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So let me throw this one at you, same model and everything. Replaced igniter a year ago. When the door is closed, it takes a little over a minute for the oven to ignite and when it does, it’s with a big WOOSH with all the gas in the oven built up. Enough to make the door open a little then shut. I took everything out so the gas tube and igniter was exposed. Like clockwork it works every time - igniter comes on for 13 seconds, gas flows, oven is gently lit in 10seconds. Thoughts?
 

jeff1

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Hi,

Weak ignitor. An ignitor just starting to go bad.
Also check the flame characteristics, flame lifting off of the burner, flame lighting on both sides of the burner.

jeff.
 
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