Xl44 Gas Stove Oven Does Not Work

Old 05-24-05, 05:23 PM
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Xl44 Gas Stove Oven Does Not Work


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My GE XL44 stove with a glow ignitor will not ignite. When I turn on the oven, the glow ignitor glows, but it is as if no gas is coming out of the gas jet. When i place a lit match next to the gas jet, small blue flames race down the gas jet toward the glow ignitor but the gas jet does not light.

At first the oven simply took longer and longer to ignite with the glow ignitor constantly glowing. Then with the glow ignitor glowing i would have to place a lit match next to the gas jet to ignite the gas jet. Now even a lit match does not light the gas jet and all along the glow ignitor is still glowing...

I checked to make sure the gas valve was turned on and no major kinks in the gas line.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Replace The Ignitor

Hello Will and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

The chances are that hot surface glowing ignitor (HSI) is weak. May be glowing but not HOT enough to ignite the gas. Therefore, no gas will come out of the gas control valve or very little will come out.

If that ignitor is more than 2 years old or so, it has to be replaced with a new one. Not too expensive or difficult to replace. And doing so is a first attempt correctional method for the do it yourself person. Below is basic diy instructions how to replace the ignitor.

Replacing the ignitor is most likely to resolve the problem. Be sure all the control panel selections are set correctly. If the ignitor is glowing but does not get glow hot enough to provide positive ignition to ignite the gas, the burner will not turn on.

A hot glow ignitor, working correctly, will glow an intense bright yellow orange in color. Too much orange, any reddish color or a dull orange means the glow ignitor is weak. Replacing it should solve the problem.

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Install the new ignitor exactly as you found the existing ignitor. Be advise that some new replacement ignitors do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old ignitor and attach it to the new ignitor.

Simply clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old ignitor, attach to the wires of the new ignitor and wire nut the two ends together. Repeat the process to attach the other wire and wire nut that wire together. There is no positive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

Position the new hot surface ignitor exactly as you find the existing one attached. Double check all electrical connections before turning the power back on or plugging in the appliance.

If it is required to remove the burner, besure it too gets installed exactly as you find it now. The end of the burner tube with the air shutter adjustment must be installed back onto the gas valves bronze or brass orifice.

Glowing hot surface ignitors are fragile & break easily. Handle and install the new ignitor carefully. Glowing hot surface ignitors are a non returnable and non refundable electric componet.

Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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