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GE Oven Broiler Not Working

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Oven broiler not working are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Oven broiler not working

Cause 1Igniter

The igniter glows to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter as the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to ignite the gas. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Igniter - Part # 2494 Mfg Part # WB13K21

Oven igniter assembly. Short ceramic style igniter with mounting bracket and wire nuts for installation. Amperage range is 3.3 to 3.6. *Connector may need to be cut off and wires spliced to range wiring with porcelain wire nuts.

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Cause 2Igniter

The igniter glows to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter as the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to ignite the gas. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Igniter - Part # 1021861 Mfg Part # WB16K10035

Bake burner and igniter kit. *Connector may need to be cut off and wires spliced to range wiring with porcelain wire nuts. (Wire nuts not included.)

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Cause 3Igniter

The igniter glows to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. To determine if the igniter is defective, observe the igniter as the oven is heating. If the igniter glows for more than 90 seconds without igniting the gas flame, this indicates that the igniter is too weak to ignite the gas. If the igniter is weak, replace it.

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Igniter for your GERange/Stove/Oven
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Cause 4Loose or Burnt Wire Connection

One of the wires that supply power to the broil element or broil burner igniter might be burned out. These wires commonly burn out near the heating element. To determine if a wire has burned out, inspect the wires leading to the element or igniter. If a wire is burned out, it will often be visibly burnt.

Cause 5Oven Control Board

The oven control board has relays that send voltage to the bake and broil circuits according to the user settings and sensor input. If the control board is defective, it may not send voltage to the broil element. However, this is rarely the case. Before replacing the control board, first test all of the heating components. Since it’s not easy to test the oven control board, you will have to replace it if you suspect it's defective.

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Oven Control Board for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Oven Control Board - Part # 1567177 Mfg Part # WB27K10319
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