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Frigidaire oven Ignitor is on - smells like gas, but oven won't turn on. No flames coming out. For a while, it would come on after I turned it on and off a few times. Now it just smells like gas but never lights.

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  • Anonymous Aug 05, 2008

    I'm having the exact same problem. I checked the wires to the oven valve and they seem fine.

  • Ty St Aug 05, 2008

    I'm having the same problem with my Frigidaire oven. The ignitor comes on but the gas valve doesn't always open. If you turn it off and on a few times eventually it will come on. There is an odor of gas as if some gas came out but not enough to ignite.

  • dt1z Sep 01, 2008

    Same problem, turn oven on, I smell gas and the oven just gets warm, not hot...the Top burners work but the oven itself will not come on.
    Can someone tell me if I can fix this myself?

  • wyntersr Sep 04, 2008

    Smell gas oven won't turn on.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    the ignitor comes on but no flame



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It sounds like your ignitor malfunctioned. You might need to replace it. It's possible to do it yourself, without calling a repairman. Try checking how to do so in the user manual:
Frigidaire gas oven manual

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Your oven valve won't open all the way

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