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Broken Ignitor module

I need to replace the ignitor module and don't know where to buy the part. Any idea?

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  • patricia300 Sep 28, 2007

    Thank you - the piece is actually orange and rectangular. It sits in the back right under the burners. I ignitor switch wire have been tested and are good so we determined that it's the ignitor module. However you mentioned the spark module which we did not test. Is it possible that I'm deducting the wrong part needs to be replaced? According to my instruction booklet it is an Explorer BO613. What further information do you need?
    Patricia

  • patricia300 Sep 28, 2007

    According to my appliance service man - it's the ignition module not the oven ignitor.
    Patricia

  • patricia300 Sep 28, 2007

    This is regarding the burner ignition not the oven directly.
    Patricia

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Patricia, if you're talking about the oven igniter and it's rectangular in shape (not round) the part number is WB2X9998 and lists for about $40.00. This is an igniter built by GE, but is universal to all brands using this style igniter and is available at any local appliance part retailer. But, if your talking about a "spark module"... I'll need the full model number to help you further. (B0613 didn't show up in my data) Hint---> before removing an oven igniter, apply a few drops of dish washing liquid to the threads of the fasteners. This will act as a lubricant and allow the fasteners to be removed without stripping or hassle and (after the job is done) won't smell bad when you use your oven again.

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

  • Tracy Farrell
    Tracy Farrell Sep 28, 2007

    Patricia, here is the last known address and phone number for Explorer:

    Explorer Appliance Corp.
    7010 Carroll Road
    San Diego, CA 92192
    Phone: 858.587.9766
    Fax: 858-587 9865

    I tried to call them on your behalf, but the phone number has been disconnected. Upon further investigation, I've found that Explorer has gone out of business amidst a cloud of negative reviews and customer complaints. (They've also given up their website... http://explorerappliances.com/!)

    So... now that leaves us with few options with regard to parts. We know that "Explorer" did not actually manufacture the spark/igniter module, they purchased it from an as yet unknown manufacturer and installed it on your B0613. Our job now is to find who actually made your spark module and find one or find an alternative for it. (maybe like this? -->http://www.repairclinic.com/SmartSearch/... )

    In order to do this, please provide any information you can about the module itself. There should be info stamped or "stickered" on it. Part number, manufacturer, etc...

    Pictures of it would be even MORE help. If you can take photos of it, then upload them to a place like tinypic.com, then post links to them, that would be great.

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