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Gas Oven Delayed Ignition


  • Gas oven door popped, blows, flew, or exploded open
  • A loud bang or explosion is heard when a gas oven ignites
  • What is a delayed ignition?
  • Gas oven takes longer to ignite than normal


  • Improper gas type or supply pressure
  • Ignitor
  • Broiler element
  • Bake element


If the gas oven takes longer than normal to ignite, the oven door opens on its own during ignition, or a noise is heard when the oven ignites:

  1. Verify that the oven control knob is not stuck.
  2. Verify that the proper gas type is supplied to the unit:
    • The serial tag and rating plate indicate which type of gas the unit uses. See also, Wolf Serial Tag Locations.
    • If a gas product has been converted to the other type of gas, a sticker is placed near the original serial tag and rating plate to indicate the gas type change.
  3. Refer to Gas Oven or Infrared Broil Burner Not Working.
  4. If the oven continues to experience delayed ignition after the steps above are complete, service is necessary to expertly diagnose and repair the product. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

For normal burner operation, refer to Gas Oven Burner Operation.


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