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Having trouble replacing an oven ignitor

I have a gas oven ignitor that needs replacing. I do not understand what it means to strip a wire and attach to the ceramic nut. It has a connector but the connector on the new ignitor wont easily connect to the one in the oven. What do I do?

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Hi,
All that means is to take the outside insulating coating off of about 1/2" of the wire... that is stripping the wire and making it bare... then you take the two wires that need to be connected and twist them together,,,, then twist the ceramic nut over the wires til it gets tight...this gives you a good connection... make sure that none of the bare wire is out past the back of the nut where it could hit metal and short out..

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GE wall ovens have panels for regulator and ignitor wiring at the lower back of oven. remove all screws and plates to expose wiring. clip off defective igniter and use ceramic wire nuts to fasten new one. re-assemble.

I learned from local gas company that igniter is most frequent part to replace.

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Once again...I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. My email notification doesn't seem to working.

The part number for the bake igniter is WB2X9154. You can order a replacement part online at any of the following websites: searspartsdirect.com, repairclinic.com, pcappliancerepair.com or appliancepartspros.com. I recommend these sites, because they seem to offer the best service and offer competitive pricing. I would recommend checking all of them for the best price.

You do not need to remove the oven floor to access the connector wires for the igniter. Remove the lower drawer for access. Make sure you unplug the stove and turn off the gas before servicing. As stated before, the new ignitor may or may not have a matching plug to fit your range. If the connector does not match, there will be guidance provided with the new ignitor that instructs you to cut the wires and splice using heat resistance ceramic wire lugs. They should be included with replacement kit. DO NOT use standard wire lugs. They will melt. Let me know if you require further assistance. I hope this helps you.

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CW, the problem with your oven is the igniter. The igniter is wired in series with a safety valve. The safety valve monitors the amount of electrical current flowing through the igniter when you ask it to "bake".  When the igniter gets "weak" it won't allow current to flow through it properly, this will keep the oven from heating.

Before you begin the repair, you should have the new part on hand. The part number is WB2X9154 and can be purchased at your local appliance parts retailer for about $50.00. Here's one online for $65.00.

First, UNPLUG YOUR OVEN!

To replace it... Remove the racks and lower panel (oven floor). This will expose the burner manifold where the igniter is mounted.  (It's the round thing on the manifold near the back... it has 2 wires going into it.) You'll need a 1/4" socket or nut driver to remove it.

(*TIP---> before removing the screws from the igniter, put a few drops of liquid dish soap on the threads to lubricate them. If you do this, you will not strip the threads of the screws and it will ease their removal.)

The new igniter kit will have two ceramic wire nuts in it. Cut the two wires off of the old igniter and strip them back about 3/8". Then connect the wires of your new one to the wires in the oven using the ceramic wire nuts provided. Then mount the new igniter and rebuild the oven.

(*TIP---> The new igniter is very fragile! [that's why it came wrapped tightly in bubble wrap] Handle it gently!)

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Rosanne, he problem with your oven is the igniter. The igniter is wired in series with a safety valve. The safety valve monitors the amount of electrical current flowing through the igniter when you ask it to "bake".  When the igniter gets "weak" it won't allow current to flow through it properly, this will keep the oven from heating.

Before you begin the repair, you should have the new part on hand. The part number is WB2X9154 and can be purchased at your local appliance parts retailer for about $50.00. Here's one online for $65.00.

First, UNPLUG YOUR OVEN OR TURN IT OFF AT THE BREAKER!

To replace it... Remove the racks and look up at the broiler manifold. You'll see the igniter mounted at the rear (the round thing with 2 wires going to it). You'll need a 1/4" socket or nut driver to remove it.

(*TIP---> before removing the screws from the igniter, put a few drops of liquid dish soap on the threads to lubricate them. If you do this, you will not strip the threads of the screws and it will ease their removal.)

The new igniter kit will have two ceramic wire nuts in it. Cut the two wires off of the old igniter and strip them back about 3/8". Then connect the wires of your new one to the wires in the oven using the ceramic wire nuts provided. Then mount the new igniter, tuck any loose wires as far back into the oven as possible and replace the racks.

(*TIP---> The new igniter is very fragile! [that's why it came wrapped tightly in bubble wrap] Handle it gently!)

There ya go! Total job time? ~45 minutes.

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