GE LX44 self cleaning oven

Old 12-21-08, 12:01 PM
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GE LX44 self cleaning oven

hello, I recently have discovered that the oven bake burner lights repeatedly even thou it is not preheated. the glowplug ignighter is on and seems to function properly (cherry red and bright) but I can hear the gas supply shut off and restart as if a sensor is telling it that it's not on and relights repeatedly (randomly every 2 - 5 seconds). the model # is JGBP30BEW7AD and I have nice clear blue flame (natural gas) and burner is clean including holes. Has anyone experienced this problem and/or is there a bad sensor or control valve I should be looking into. Also gas supply is hooked up and flowing properly no kinks in tubing and all other burners including broiler work properly and burn clean.
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Hello wimale and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Not enough details and specific information.

Is the control set to the on position? Meaning the described condition happens when the oven is "ON" or "OFF?"

If the oven is "ON" and the described condition is occurring, possible the igniter isn't as hot as it should be or appears to be. Replacement is required.

If oven set to "ON" and the condition occurs also possible the gas control valve is defective. Opening and closing causing the burner to turn "ON" and then turn "OFF."

If ovens thermostat is (Setting or Selection) is "OFF" (and oven turns "ON" and or "OFF" by it's self.... when you're not using it, then there is some totally different possible and/or potential problem(s).

Drawing the above conclusions from this statement you made:
"I recently have discovered that the oven bake burner lights repeatedly even thou it is not preheated."
Preheated??? Exactly what does that mean.... Kindly explain. Oven ON or oven OFF....????

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