Follow-up on my friend's gas stove, from months ago.
My friend decided to call a specifically GE (I think it was GE) repair
man for his oven, which wouldn't start well (it exploded a bit) even
with the new hot surface ignitor.
He looked on the GE website, and the guy who came had a truck that
said nothign but GE on it, no private owner's name, or address, and if
there was a phone number, it was GE's 800 number.
He looked at it and didn't see the problems right away. Then he found
what my friend had told me about, that he had starged to take off the
nipple where the gas comes into the oven compartment (without taking
the oven out of the wall mount.), but my friend had not screwed it
Also the guy really had to think before he was sure of this, but my
friend had mounted the ignitor upside down, so it was farther frrom
the gas. I figure that was the actual reason it didn't start.
He charged 90 dollars, and my friend is kicking himself for being
stupid, but still satisfied that his oven is fixed.
BTW, if this oven had been at my house, or if I hadn't had him doing
part of the repair without me, I would have fixed it. But every time
I was there, we seemed to be in a hurry. I asked him if he was sure
he had the ignitor on right, for example, but next time, I'll insist
of watching more carefully when he takes something like that apart,
and seeing it in my hands when it is put back together.