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How to replace igniter

The oven doesn't bake anymore. Seems the bottom igniter has gone bad. However, replacing igniter doesn't seem to be a simple job to me. Back and bottom panels need come off first. Is there any suggestion or should I call for the professionals?

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Re: how to replace igniter

Some are more difficult than others to get to. In some cases you will have to splice wires together. If you are not comfortable with this you should let a professional do it.

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