Hello, I have problems with a gas range that is about 7 years old. The oven wont start. It is your average run-of-the-mill white range. This happened about 9 months ago for the first time and resolved on its own quickly with a few restarts this time before. It has not happened again before now.
Last night I set the oven to 400 and walked away. I came back about 20 mins later to put the pie in and it was cold. I attempted to start again and all it did was go through about 4 sets of "clicks" and stop clicking. You could clearly smell the gas from the start attempts. It was definitely shutting the gas off as soon as no successful ignition. I opened the bottom panels to reveal the burner tube and ignition aparatus. When I tried to start it while looking, I could hear clicking but could see nothing. The gas ran long enought to attempt start (4 sets of clicks) and seemed adequate considering the duration of flow. The above broiler burner tube would not start either. This went on for an hour of analysis and nothing.
Today I turned the broiler on first and it started almost instantly and normally. I then turned that off and started the oven. It started normally within the first set of "clicks".
Something is clearly failing or faulty. I do not want to get caught without an oven again. Can someone please help me figure out what needs to be repaired. Thanks.