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mrussell

05:52AM | 08/06/04
Member Since: 08/05/04
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Bvelectrical
The oven will not ignite and I've looked at the gas flow witch to make sure it is in the proper position as the trouble shooting section of the owner manual suggest. What else can it be?

The burners and the broiler ignite fine, just not the oven.

DanO

09:58AM | 08/06/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** GE XL44 **

I'm afraid that is just a marketing name. What is needed to identify the product you have is its full model as printed on its model and serial number tag. You can find tips for locating that tag on your appliances in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked at the bottom of the page.

** The oven will not ignite and I've looked at the gas flow... What else can it be? **

More detailed observations will be needed before a diagnosis can be made. You can read about how the various oven gas ignition systems work plus possible causes for problems at the following link:

Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/links/jump.cgi?ID=823

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=+GE+stove

The Appliance Information Site

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streamview14

10:50AM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 06/16/05
1 lifetime posts
I too have the same GE XL44 Oven with the exact same problem.

The model number is JGBP28BEA3AD

Broiler lights, as well as stove-top burners.....But the oven will not light.

appliguy

02:40PM | 06/17/05
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Hi,

**Broiler lights, as well as stove-top burners.....But the oven will not light.**

Bake ignitor glowing red?

If no, possible

- bad ignitor

- bad wire

- no power from the control

- bad gas valve

These are likely most to least common.

If yes, possible

- bad ignitor

- bad gas valve

These are likely most to least common.

Some info/tests that may help...

http://www.applianceaid.com/gas.html#gas-help

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=1990

Igniter for oven JGBP28BEA3AD

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

JRAppliance

http://www.jrappliance.ca

thomasyaruk

06:52AM | 09/20/05
Member Since: 09/19/05
1 lifetime posts
Hi,

I have the same range and the exact some problem you had. What was the problem? How did you fix it? Thanks for the help.

Thomas

DanO

09:20AM | 09/20/05
Member Since: 11/11/02
2293 lifetime posts
** I have the same range and the exact some problem you had. What was the problem? **

Just because someone else's appliance has the same symptoms as yours doesn't necessarily mean that the cause in their case will be the same as the cause in your case. I would suggest you concentrate on diagnosing your own appliance's problems. JMO

** How did you fix it? **

A start would be getting the exact observations of what *your* range's ignition system is doing. If the ignitor IS glowing when the oven is turned on but the oven is just not lighting, chances are ~75-85% that the oven ignitor itself is just defective. And yes, an ignitor can glow and still be defective.

If the ignitor is NOT glowing, someone would need to trace the electrical system to it to see where the power stops. An open ignitor or oven valve could be the problem or a defective oven control or electronic control.

We would need the exact model number off your range ("XL44" isn't it) to determine what components it uses. You can find tips for locating that identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > http://www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

JFYI

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/?ref411=GE+Range

The Appliance Information Site

=D~~~~~~

damian

08:23AM | 10/25/05
Member Since: 10/24/05
2 lifetime posts
Hi, thanks for the informative posts on this subject. I have two specific questions about replacing the ignitor. I have removed the old ignitor for the oven - it is visibly cracked and have ordered a replacement part; however, the OEM parts come with unterminated leads and ceramic twists:

1. Am I okay to splice the leads with the ceramic twists, ala household electrical wiring (which I am familiar with/know how to do). Is there any danger in that?

2. Does the ignitor care which lead goes to which? It doesn't appear to be the case but I wanted to make sure.

Thanks in advance - Damian

appliguy

09:31AM | 10/25/05
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
G'day,

**Am I okay to splice the leads with the ceramic twists**

Yes.

http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R=153&N=1021674

Porcelain wire nuts.

**Does the ignitor care which lead goes to which?**

It is not polarity sensitive.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

JRAppliance

http://www.jrappliance.ca

damian

11:22AM | 10/25/05
Member Since: 10/24/05
2 lifetime posts
appliguy rules! thanks for your help - I'll let you know how it goes! thx again - D

tgmtgm1

06:27PM | 11/27/05
Member Since: 11/26/05
1 lifetime posts
can you let me know how you went about replacing the igniter on the ge xl44?

thanks

tony
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