Tell me about gas stove ignitors

I have a kitchen gas stove that may be 15 years old. It has no pilot light, at least for the stovetop. The oven ignition recently ceased to work. How do I troubleshoot this ?
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On 6 Apr 2005 14:42:47 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@panix.com (Al Dykes) wrote:

Replace the oven igniter. You can find parts sellers through Google who will sell you the part with complete detailed how to instructions. If you feel the task is beyond you get a tech to do it. The part is probably around a hundred bucks and the labor will be an hour.
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This is Turtle
I have a 15 year old car that will not start ! How do I trouble shoot it ?
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Al Dykes wrote:

Hi,
Make, model#?

Spark ignitor, hot surface ignition?
You cna read about a couple of common ways the oven might operate... http://www.applianceaid.com/gas.html#gas-help
jeff. Appliance Repair Aid http://www.applianceaid.com /
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Al Dykes wrote:

If it is a spark type ignition, then there are thee likely problems. The switch (does it do it with just one burner?) the spark source. (usually there is one for each pair of burners) or the modular that provided the power (generally just one of these. Now add in the possibility of loose wires bad grounds and other possible problems and you need to do some troubleshooting.
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Well, the one I worked on, I opened the broiler. Turn the oven on. The igniter warmed up nice. But the current draw wasn't consistent with what the gas valve wanted. So, I replaced the ignitor. Now the oven worked.
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On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 13:48:43 -0500, "TURTLE"

Start by changing the muffler fluid and replacing the dipstick behind the wheel.
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This is Turtle.
Also check the Transmission fluid in the Tires also.
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Replace the ignitor. Oh, no, I meant starter.
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Dear Joseph, Great range top advice, but the OP asked about the oven.
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Stormin Mormon wrote:

Yea, I noticed that after I read someone elese's reply commenting on observing the oven hot service igniter. I then re-read the OP's message. Oh well. I did say "If it is spark..." :-)

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Ah, well. A++ for sincerity and great answer.
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