Question about KitchenAid KGST307 Gas Kitchen Range
Hello, One of the burner spark ignitor electrodes on our KGST307BWH KitchenAid slide-in range recently stopped working (no spark, so won't light). We've located the part online but aren't sure if this is something we should tackle ourselves. Does anyone know if replacing the ignitor requires removing the electronic panel and getting underneath the burner or if it can be replaced without taking the top of the stove apart? The photo of the part looks like it's something that just plugs into something under the burner but it comes with a retaining clip and we're not sure where that needs to go. Any help someone can give on how to do this will be much appreciated and will help us decide if this is something we should attempt or we should call in a professional.
Electric igniters are usually very simple installs since they usually only come with a common and hot wire, and the igniter clips on to the burners right near the burner top for ignition. The easiest way a DIYer can do this themselves is to slowly take apart the current ignitor after lifting the top of the range up and taking note of every thing's placement. If you have the direct OEM part, then it either work or will not, based upon the fact that it's either the ignitor or the switch for it that has gone bad.
To test if your igniter has gone bad, remove it completely. (it should only be a small cylinder with two prongs, and two wires coming out the other side) Be sure not to strip any screws as heat from the oven will make them hard to remove. From there, you'll need to jump the connection on the top of the igniter with a conducting piece (ie: aluminum foil or wire), then test the common/hot wires with your circuit tester or volt meter. A solid tone or light means that your igniter is good, and the problem lies somewhere else.
Posted on Feb 29, 2008
Thanks so much, AldoDraco! I'll give the cleaning a try and will check out the online manual. The ignitor only stopped working on the front left burner and we're able to light manually so it's not a huge concern but would like to get them all working when possible. I appreciate your help and your follow-through.
Posted on Mar 01, 2008
MY IGNITOR ON ALL BURNERS WORK WITH EXCEPTION TO 1 BURNER THIS IGNITER SNAPS LIKE IT WANTS TO LITE BUT DOES NOT. GAS IS PRESENT BECAUSE IT WILL LITE WITH A MATCH
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
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