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Question DetailsAsked on 7/21/2012

the oven of my gas range takes a Really long time to preheat. What could be wrong?

sometimes it doesnt seem to preheat at all. Even after an hour.

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The most common problem when a gas oven takes too long to preheat is the oven igniter. Most gas ovens have a glow-coil igniter. When this igniter gets hot and reaches the right amperage, it opens the gas valve and "Presto" We Have Ignition! These igniters become weak in time and it takes them longer to reach the proper amperage. Just because it glows doesn't mean it's good. When you turn on the oven, it should lite the gas within 60 seconds. Sounds like yours is taking a lot longer than that. Replacing the oven igniter should solve your problem. This should be done by a qualified technician. Better to be safe and know it's done correctly.

-Bob Meadows/B&D Appliance Repair Service
Palmdale, CA
Appliance Repair Technician

Answered 7 years ago by Bob Meadows

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