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gnchang
Oven

Everything on my gas oven works, except the internal stove for baking, cooking. et. Any ideas what it could be. The burners work, clock works etc.

goldhiller
Re: Oven

Presuming your oven has electric ignition (as opposed to a standing pilot flame).....the igniter is likely shot and needs to be replaced.

That's the most likely scenario, but there are other things that could also cause the problem you're having; some as simple as the wiring to the oven igniter has become disconnected.

http://fixitnow.com/faq.htm#range

gnchang
Re: Oven

Replacing the igniter, is it a simple project to do ?

A. Spruce
Re: Oven

That would depend on the model, but yes, generally an igniter is an easy repair. There should be screws that hold a drip pan in place in the bottom of the oven. Remove those screws and the drip pan to reveal the burner. Inspect the wiring to the igniter and the connection - sometimes this wire can get burned or dislodged. With the igniter exposed, turn on the oven to see if the igniter operates or not. This is not necessarily an indication of an igniter problem, but will tell you if digging deeper is necessary. If the igniter is sparking, then that isn't the problem - further research and diagnosis will be required. Only do this test for a few seconds so as not to fill the kitchen/house with gas, and air out the kitchen completely before continuing.

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