Why does my Kenmore gas range oven not ignite?
Range model number is Kenmore 362.75691892 gas range. Problem originated with popping sound when the oven was on reflected in brief changes in burner flames. Then took increasing time to preheat. Called in gas company rep to indicated he thought it was the valve or the regulator. Replaced them in that order. Now the oven burner does not ignite at all. Broiler works fine. Igniter appears to be very hot, at least as bright as the broiler igniter.
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Diagnosing a problem that persists can be challenging. I see that someone else asked a similar question. I attached the expert post below, it may help while you wait for the expert answer.
I added the oven burner theory of operation in the image below. Based on your symptom the bake glow bar igniter is too weak to allow the oven gas valve to open. The bake igniter must pull between 2.9 and 3.6 amps in order to cause the bake valve to open. Also make sure the pressure regulator lever has not been accidentally flipped to off position. The bake igniter is part #WB13K21. It appears your range uses the same part number for the broil and bake igniter. If the broiler will ignite then you could remove the bake igniter and replace it with the broil igniter to see if the gas valve will open. If it does then this will verify the bake igniter is too weak to cause the gas valve to open and the bake igniter will need to be replaced.
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