Our oven does not heat to the right temperature and if it does it takes a long time. A couple of days ago we started the oven and there was a strong odor of gas. When we opened the oven door the gas light up. We purchased an igniter for the oven. Do you think there is another part that we should replace? The stove burners work fine. The oven coming up to the right temperature and staying there is the problem.
Answer Hello Chris,
This can be the ignitor WB13K21 and/or the burner WB16K10035. I would replace both for safety reasons. Also, I am concerned that you may have foil inside the unit to catch spills. This is a common cause of this unsafe condition. There is no problem with the use of foil inside the bake compartment as long as openings are made in it everywhere there is an opening in the bottom of the unit floor. If you restrict the air flow, you prevent the normal ignition and combustion of the gas, which can cause poisonous gases to fill the room, endangering everyone in the home.
My GE gas oven has a leak coming from the bottom burner tube even when the oven (and range) is off. Any suggestions on what could be causing this issue? Thank you!
Answer Hello John, thanks for providing your model number, JGB908SEK1SS. If you are smelling gas around the bottom burner tube, it is sitting on top of the valve/regulator assembly WB19K10043. You need to replace the assembly if it is leaking. Sometimes it is difficult to determine exactly where the leak is coming from. Make sure you have disconnected the power, turned off the gas, and observe all safety precautions in doing the repair. If you're unsure about doing it yourself, you could order the part and have a gas tech install it. Hope this helps!