GE Range Oven XL44 does not ignite or heat up

Old 09-15-08, 09:06 AM
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GE Range Oven XL44 does not ignite or heat up

The glow iginitor is orange but nothing iginites.

It all started when my son heated some pizza in the oven and fell asleep. The oven then would heat up, but not to any significant cooking temp. Now it does not heat up or ignite. Broiler works and stove top works just the oven. Any ideas?

Apparently the gas is not coming through the valve for some reason...
Is there a reset button? Did the oven shut itself down or it the control valve bad?

Thanks for your help
Old 09-16-08, 05:19 AM
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Hello NJREALESTATE and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Very common problem when the HSI (Hot Surface Igniter) becomes to weak to ignite gas. HSI igniter's simply ware out over time.

Replace the glow igniter. Should resolve the problem. Doubt the problem resulted from the over cooked pizza...

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