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Gas Oven Broil Burner Not Working


  • 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 ignitor continues to click with or without ignition


  • Defective glow coil ignitor
  • 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 ignitor, causing sparking in the wrong place


  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 normal.
  3. Make sure 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. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.


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