Gas oven won't light

Old 01-22-05, 03:57 PM
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Gas oven won't light

My stovetop is working fine but the oven won't light. I can't see a pilot light when I look underneath (in the broiler) and there is only a very faint smell of gas. I cleared the gas smell and tried to light the burner with a match but it wouldn't light. I'm guessing there's a pilot flame sensor that "knows" the pilot isn't lit. I can't seem to get it to light.
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Hello Mr Clueless. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Depending upon the manufactured year and model, that appliance does not or may not have a constant burning pilot flame. If it does, the help links below will provide some possible fixes for the problem.

If the oven does not have a constant burning pilot flame than it has a Hot Surface Glowing Ignitor (HSI). That glowing ignitor, if it is not glowing and all the control panel settings are set correctly, the HSI needs to be replaced.

Some of the info needed can be found here:

Help Link:
Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Site Links:

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

Additional Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

Cautionary Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Site Links:

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