Tip & How-To about Ovens
If you have had the unfortunate experience of having the igniter on your gas oven go out at the worst possible time. Then you probably are also dreading the installation of the new igniter. Do not fear the replacement really is no that hard.
The first thing that you need to do is remove the racks from your oven.
Then look around at the back of your oven for the screws that hold the bottom pan down.
Remove those screws and remove the pan. Some need to slide back and then come up others will just pull up.
Remove the heat shield that is over the burner.
Remove the bottom drawer of your oven.
Now you should be able to see the igniter that sits on an angle by the burner tubes with a couple of wires coming out of it.
Removing the screws that hold the igniter is probably the most difficult part with some ovens. Sometimes it is easier to remove the whole bracket that holds the igniter and then remove and replace the igniter out of the oven.
The wires for the igniter will go to a Molex plug. Follow the wires and undo the plug. On many units it will be below the oven in the drawer opening at the top back. You will need to lay flat on the floor and reach back in to do this.
Once you have the old igniter out then you can carefully install the new one. Hopefully when you get it out of the box it will be in one piece yet. I had to get an igniter for an oven I worked on shipped three times before I got one that was not broken.
Any dropping or banging against anything will crack that igniter. BE CAREFUL!!
Check to make sure that you can feed the Molex plug and wires down through to the bottom before fastening the igniter.
Once the igniter is secured and the plug is connected, you can then replace the other parts in the reverse order that they came out.
This all sounds difficult, but really is not that hard. Even a first timer will have it done in less then a half an hour.
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