08:16AM | 01/23/10
Member Since: 01/22/10
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I have a GE XL44 Model JGBS23BEA2AD

Oven tkes a long time to light (appox 2 minutes or longer)

Ingitor bar is getting hot.

I tried to light it manually, did not help.

Any ideas?


12:23PM | 01/24/10
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Oven takes [appox 2 minutes or longer] to light. Ingitor bar is getting hot. **

That symptom could be caused by a defective ignitor or oven gas valve as explained at the following link. And yes, an ignitor can glow and still be defective.

- Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems


- GE JGBS23BEA2AD Oven Ignitor


- JGBS23BEA2AD Oven Gas Valve


The only way to tell which is responsible with certainty is the measure the amperage draw on the ignitor circuit while it's glowing but not lighting. A 'weak' ignitor is however the most common cause.

** I tried to light it manually, did not help. **

Such an ignition system can not be lit with a match. It is a safety feature that all parts of the ignition system must be functioning properly.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site

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