ge spectra xl44 oven problem

Old 03-03-06, 08:16 PM
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Hi My parents have a xl44 who's oven quit. Dad (86 y.o.) took it apart and found a broken ignitor, but is unsure if he broke it during disassembly. We replaced the ignitor, but it doesn't function.
I've been trying to find a manual, but havent' yet. We havent taken off the main back panel yet.
We took off the upper to, looking for a wiring diagram (not there). The broiler and stove top burners all function. I'm wondering if there is a fuse or circuit breaker for that burner. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, including a description of the relationship between the ignitor and the gas valve - is there a thermocouple function involved?
Thanks in advance, Anne
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Hello primordial_b and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Some ovens do have a fuse and some do not. If there is one it will be located at the end of the electrical power cord where it enters the appliance. Be sure the power cord is removed before searching for it or removing the protected cover. No circuit breaker used in an oven but be sure there is electrical power to the oven.

If the igniter is broken it must be replaced. If the igniter has been replaced and does not turn on, that's yet another entire problem. We first have to establish where we are at the present time. Not sure. Is the igniter presently in the oven the new one or the old one? Is it broken? Yes or no?

The wiring diagram is likely located inside a back panel. May or may not help, if one is not familiar with reading them. Worth a try. The owners manual will not be helpful in this instance. Not thermocouples used in modern ovens with glow igniter's. (HSI) Hot Surface Igniter's.

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.

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ge spectra xl44 oven problem

I also have the above mentioned range. We can not find the owners manual. My wife used the oven 1 hour ago, and it worked fine. She turned on the oven to preheat for some cookies, and it did not light up. The ignition coil works fine , but usually we can hear gas going into the oven an now we can not. The broiler will not light up either althought the burners on top of the range light fine.
Is there a reset switch or could the small hole that supplies the gas to the oven be plugged?
Very frustrating. Thank you,

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