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Trying to replace broiler ignitor on Tappan 30-3982-00/04

There isn't enough slack in the wires to prevent them from falling out of reach once I cut them away from the ceramic body of the old ignitor. How can I increase the slack? Thanks in advance,

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  • matthew_t_qu Feb 14, 2009

    Sorry, I am new to the forum and just clicked 'Ask a question'. I posted in the wrong forum. It's a Tappan gas range, model 30-3982-00/04. Thanks a lot,

  • matthew_t_qu Feb 15, 2009

    I actually had to pull the oven out away from the wall and remove the two back panels to get at the wires.

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    You list a electric oven and the model number verifies it is indeed an electric oven yet you are requesting help with installing an oven ignitor. Please verify the model number so I can see your unit as you do and offer more proessional help.

    Waiting to hear from you,

    Eric Campion



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Thanks for the updated model number. I took a look at your unit and I see from the factor there is a molex connctor if you follow the wires You will see this. Might want to pull out the bottom drawer and tackle this from this area. The wires coming from the ignitor should be long enough to insert them into the hole specifically for the oven ignitor and then from the bottom, make your splice under the unit via the drawer. I hope you are a smaller guy. Been there and done that.....If I can help further, I am here.

Eric Campion

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    Bottom line is you did get it....When I service in homes, I try not to move the unit unless absolutely necessary. There is alway the liability of damaging their floor. If I can ever help in the future, I am here. Eric



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