Dan O. -- Sunday, 10 February 2002, at 8:37 p.m.
: General Electric XL44 range.
That is a fancy name for a range but doesn't help to identify the specific product you have. What it actually means is that model has an eXtra Large 4.4 cu. ft. oven. Needles to say, just that wouldn't help to tell use what other components might be used on it. It would be like saying your car has a 350 cu. in. engine when you're looking for tires for it. :(
What is needed to identify which specific G.E. XL44 range you have is its complete *model number* as only reliably found on the appliance's model and serial number identification tag. You can find tips on where to locate that identification tag on your appliances in the Appliance411 'Repair Parts' section (see the following link).
LINK > Appliance411: Repair Parts
BTW. Such information if found printed on the owner's manual, bill of sale, etc. is likely incomplete. You should only rely on such information if it is taken directly off the appliance's identification tag.
: The oven doesn't heat, but the broiler works.
: I think the problem is the igniter has failed.
That is a very good possibility. The oven ignitor is the most likely component to fail in such an oven ignition system. And yes, it is possible for an oven ignitor to glow and still be defective. You can read about how the different types of gas oven ignition systems work and some of the problems that experience at the following link:
LINK > Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems
: To repair, it looks like I have to remove 2
: very difficult to get at screws and connect
: 2 wires. Is this correct but where in the
: world is the connection for the 2 wires. Any
: help would be appreciated.
The ignitor wires may have a plug connection on them not too far from the iginitor itself but more often than not, installation requires cutting the wires and rejoining then with *ceramic* wire nuts usually provided with the replacement ignitor.
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