Old Caloric gas stove taking forever to start pumping gas and ignite

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Old 12-03-12, 09:05 AM
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Old Caloric gas stove taking forever to start pumping gas and ignite

I have a very old Caloric RLS359-UW stove that does work but takes forever to light. When I turn one of the knobs to the ignite position the stove will click for about 20-30 seconds before you finally hear the natural gas suddenly start to flow and then immediately light like normal. There's no issue with the gas lighting, it's an issue with how long the stove takes to finally start pumping the gas. The stove has been operating like this since I bought my house about 5 years ago. I've never had it not light, it just takes forever. Can anyone think of a specific part that may need replaced and possibly provide me with a link to it or a part number? Here is a picture of the label found under the hood of the stove in case that could help anyone figure out what type of parts I could use. Thanks you.
 
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Old 12-04-12, 02:43 AM
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If all the burners are the same way then there isn't going to be any part you can replace.

You may have slightly lower gas pressure at that appliance.
Maybe the gas service shutoff is not turned on all the way.
 
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Old 12-06-12, 06:49 PM
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Make sure the ignition ladder ports on the burners are clear. Maybe your gas co makes service calls. If yes, give them a call.
 
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