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Gas Oven Broil Burner Not Working


  • Defective glow coil igniter
  • Defective bimetal valve
  • Loose or broken connection between components
  • Defective thermostat
  • No power
  • No gas
  • 18" oven does not have Broil function
  • Interference between flex tube and broil igniter, causing sparking in the wrong place


  • What causes a gas oven infrared broiler not to ignite?
  • Broiler not igniting or ignition delayed
  • Gas broil element has no heat, is not heating, does not turn on, or is not working
  • Delayed ignition
  • Broiler igniter continues to click with or without ignition

Steps to Verify Issue:

  1. If a gas smell is present, turn off the burner, wait two minutes, and try to light it again.
  2. Initial ignition on a new unit can take up to one minute for ignition; this is considered normal.
  3. Ensure knobs are in correct location. The 18" oven knob will not have "Broil" on it.
  4. If a gas oven broil burner is not igniting or if a gas odor is present without ignition, discontinue use until repaired.

See also:

Refer to the product use and care guide for further information.


No further troubleshooting advice is available if the broiler does not light. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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