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Old 01-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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I have a Tappan Millenia gas stove and the oven wont light. The glow bar glows orange with just a small section glowing bright yellow. do I need a new glow bar? oven is 12 years old.

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do I need a new glow bar? oven is 12 years old.
From over here...that sounds like a terrific point to start from.

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That could be normal, or could be weak. Is there good gas flow? If you put a lit match near the igniter, does it light?
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no I cant hand light, I believe its because of gas safety valve may not be opening if glow bar is not hot enough? does that sound right?
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top burners work fine so i know gas is getting to stove
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Old 01-10-2012, 01:39 AM   #6
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yep that was it replaced glow bar today and oven fired right up simple job 20min. $65 dollar part saved on new stove or at least house call
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Very good! Thanks for following up with the solution - we often never hear what happened to people who come here for information...
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Pretty common problem on glowbar ignition ovens. There is a circuit that senses current flow to the ignitor. If it is out of range it will not allow gas flow. Confuses a lot of people as they see the ignitor glowing and think it is OK.

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