Gas smell without ignition for 10 seconds in oven

I want to fix a GE gas oven that emits a gas smell for 10 seconds before there is any ignition. Does that indicate something is wrong?
Normally it lights ok, but once, after not being used for 2 days, it gave a pretty big bang, and then a lot of whooshing, according to my friend's wife.
During testing after that, we noticed the gas smell every time about 40 seconds after pressing Oven, then Start. After a full 10 seconds of gas smell, the burner lit.
Based on what you all have posted here, and what I've read on the net, I think it is the ignitor, even though the current one is only 2 years old and cost 70 dollars at a reliable appliance parts store. (One that sells to the trade and doesn't advertise on tv or radio.) But I can't convince my friend to spend the money again on my educated? guess. He thinks it is the valve.
It's GE model JGRP17WEW4WW. SN VZ636174Q Wall oven.
Thanks.
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mm wrote:

Hi,
A weak ignitor is very possible. Time to grab the amp meter and test the current draw.... http://www.applianceaid.com/gas.html#glow
http://www.repairclinic.com/referral.asp?R 3&N90 Igniter for oven, broiler, or both.
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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wrote:

Just leave it alone. In a few weeks you wont have to fix it, AS SOON AS THE HOUSE BLOWS UP AND BURNS.
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