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Why won't the oven ignite on my 10 year old GE gas range even though the broiler and burners work?

The model number is JGBP30BEW1WH. The controls "click" when the oven is turned on, but the gas does not flow and the igniter does not glow. Based on previous posts, the problem sounds like the igniter. After opening the bottom of the oven, the components arrangement does not look too complex,--similar to a gas grill, but looks could be deceiving. What else could the problem be besides the igniter? Is this something the average homeowner could fix? What is the sequence?

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Gas Grills , Ranges , Wall Ovens , Appliances
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Lyle W
The igniter could be the failed component. The operation of the burner for this range is shown in the image below. The broil igniter and bake igniter are virtually the same part in this range. They both substitute to the same new part number even though their original part numbers are 1 digit off. You could try

unplugging the range

and switching the broil igniter to the bake burner so see if the bake burner will ignite properly with the igniter that is known to be good. If it does, then replacing the failed igniter should fix your problem.

You can order a new igniter from the

Sears PartsDirect

website. The part number is WB2X9154.

If the broil igniter will not glow in the bake burner circuit, then you could have a failed relay on the control board, a wiring failure or a failed gas valve. You can check for electrical continuity through the gas valve with a volt/ohm meter. Voltage checks are normally needed in order to check for a control board relay failure or a wiring failure. I do not recommend that you conduct live voltage checks yourself. You would likely need a service technician to diagnose the cause of your burner failure if you cannot determine the cause through resistance checks in the wiring and components.

If you need more help, resubmit your question with additional details.
by Lyle W Earned 2,953 community points in Appliances
August 25th, 2009
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