G.E. XL44 Gas Range (purchased 1998)
MODEL # JGBS22BEA1AD
SERIAL # TT165913P
PROBLEM --- When the oven is turned on, the Igniter ( I guess that is what it is called – it is the metal wire down in the broiler section that glows orange-red hot) comes on o.k. but the oven burner will not ignite for an extremely long time ( as long as an hour or more – sometimes not at all). If and when the burner does ignite then the temperature is not constant ( when the oven temperature control is set at 350 degrees the oven temperature will drift up and down between 200 and 450 degrees which makes baking impossible).
According to advice given to me, the oven burner not igniting sounds like it could be the IGNITER, but what about the temperature ( if the oven does ignite) going up and down?
What is the problem?