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I have a frigidaire fgs365ecf gas range. the problem is that the wiring connector for the bottom ignitor melted and burned a wire off. i fixed the connector however i think the safety valve bimetal was damaged i cannot get any resistance between the terminals on the valve. is this the problem? my ignitor has 120v going through it with about 200 ohms of resistance yet it does not glow. any help would be great. scott miller

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Replace the igniter its out ..if their is voltage to it its out.. if it is a ceramic ignitor.. look at it.. it will have a crack in it or a break .let me know .an good luck ../joe/

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Replace bottom ignitor on amana oven


If you are experiencing problems with an igniter in a gas range, the following link explains step-by-step how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575727-replacing_an_oven_igniter_on_a_gas_range

Replacements parts (if you haven't purchased a new igniter yet) can be purchased at any of the following web sites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary, so shop and compare.

NOTE: If the replacement igniter comes with a connector plug that does not match the one on your range, you will be instructed to cut the old connector plug off and splice the wires together using a set of ceramic wire lugs that are included in the replacement kit. DO NOT attempt to use standard wires lugs. They will melt due to the extreme heat in an oven. The ceramic lugs and the wires on the igniter are heat resistant.

If you have any questions about this repair, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Dec 27, 2009 | Amana ARGS7650SS Gas Kitchen Range

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These steps are very helpful. I wish I had read them before I installed the new...


This advice is for GAS ovens with glow bar type igniters. This is a fairly simple repair that MOST do-it-yourselfers can accomplish with just a little guidance. But, first, here’s a little gas oven theory to help you better understand how to determine if an igniter is bad:

The way the ignition system in most of today’s ovens work is like this:

  1. Set the oven or broiler temperature.
  2. The igniter begins to glow.
  3. Once the igniter reaches a certain current potential, the gas safety valve opens.
  4. Gas is introduced into the manifold and you have ignition.
  5. NOTE: It can take roughly 30 – 90 seconds from the time you set your oven temp to the time it takes for the gas to ignite.

NOTE: This is a designed safety feature of the oven to prevent free flowing gas from accumulating in your home without ignition. That’s why you typically don’t hear any gas flowing when you have an igniter problem. You might think you have a gas problem when actually you have an ignition problem.

TWO BASIC IGNITER TYPES:

Carborundum (Cylindrical in shape) – needs to produce 2.5 to 3.0 amps for the gas safety valve to work.
Norton (Rectangular in shape) – needs to produce 3.2 to 3.7 amps for the gas safety valve to work.

NOTE: There is a UNIVERSAL FLAT BAR igniter on the market as well, that can be used as a substitute if the igniter type that came with your range is not available.

An easy way to determine if you may have an igniter problem is to check BOTH your oven features. If the oven doesn’t light, check the broiler and vice versa. Since both the BROIL manifold and BAKE manifold are fed from the same gas source, but have separate igniters, it’s an easy assumption to make that the igniter may be bad, if one or the other doesn’t light.

The igniter typically goes bad in one of two ways, the igniter either stops glowing completely, or becomes weak over time and doesn’t produce enough current to open the gas safety valve (in this case the igniter will still glow but the oven still won’t light). Longer ignition times can be another symptom of an igniter possibly going bad.

For this solution, however, we’re going to assume you have a bad igniter and need to replace it. Follows these steps:

NOTE: The same method applies to both the broiler and bake manifold.

  1. UNPLUG the range and turn the gas off if you have a local gas cut-out valve (it is recommended that you do).
  2. Open oven door and remove (if possible). Refer to your owner’s manual to see if there are instructions on how to remove the oven door. Some have spring-loaded locking hinges, while others just lift out. If you cannot figure out how to remove the oven door, use care not to lean on the door or put too much weight on it. A common complaint following any kind of oven maintenance is that the oven door doesn’t shut correctly any longer. This is usually caused by bending the hinges or springs coming loose.
  3. Remove the oven racks, and remove the oven pan. (There are usually two screws either in the back or front of the oven holding the pan in place).
  4. Remove the Flame Spreader. This is a metal plate on top of the manifold.
  5. The igniter will be mounted directly to the gas manifold. Follow the wires that lead to igniter. It will either be plugged into a connector, or be connected together with ceramic wire lugs. Your replacement igniter should come with extra ceramic wire lugs. In the event the plug does not match the one on your range, cut the wires and connect using the ceramic wire lugs. DO NOT use standard wire lugs, they are not heat resistant and will melt.
  6. Unplug the old igniter and remove the mounting screw holding it to the gas manifold.
  7. Install new igniter on gas manifold using care not to handle the element on the igniter with your hands. The oil from your hands can cause damage and/or premature failure. The igniter is also considered FRAGILE.
  8. Reconnect the wires using the recommendations mentioned in Step 5.
  9. Plug in the range, turn the gas valve back on and do a visual test by setting the oven temperature to the desired range. Allow 30 – 90 seconds for the igniter to light the gas. Turn oven off and allow sufficient time to cool. If the oven has only been lit for a minute or so, the cool down period will be brief.
  10. Reinstall the flame spreader, oven pan, and racks. Reinstall door if necessary.

Most igniters cost around $50. Prices will vary with models. I hope this information is helpful.

on Feb 08, 2009 | GE Profile Spectra JGBP90 Gas Kitchen...

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My frigidaire gas stove will not heat the "bake" part


If the bake ignitor comes on - check the amperage on the bake ignitor wires when it's on. If the ignitor is a round style - amperage should be 2.5-3A, if the ignitor is rectangular - 3 - 3.6A. If less than 2.5A or 3A respectively - replace ignitor.
Ignitor part numbers for round style ones: 4342528, WB2X9154, SGR403, 5304401265;
rectangular styles: 12400035, WB13K21, WB2X9998, SGR412, NR020, 5303935066, 814269, 9753108.
Ignitors of the same shape (i.e. rectangular) are interchangeable, if you can splice the wires.

Good luck!

Dec 26, 2009 | Frigidaire FGFB75D Gas Kitchen Range

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The ignitor has gone out


If your igniter is no longer functioning, the following link explains how to access and replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3575727-replacing_an_oven_igniter_on_a_gas_range

If the model number is correct, the part number for a replacement igniter is 5303935066. It comes as an installation kit with instructions. You can purchase one at any of the following websites:

searspartsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between these sites, so shop and compare.

NOTE: If the replacement igniter connector plug does not match your range, you will be instructed to cut the connector off and splice the wires together using ceramic wires lugs inlcuded with the install kit. DO NOT use standard wire lugs. They will melt due to the extreme heat in the oven. The igniter wires and wire lugs are heat resistant.

If you have any questions about this repair, or if your model number is different, please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Dec 08, 2009 | Frigidaire FGF326AS Gas Kitchen Range

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I have frigidaire gas free standing oven range.When I press BAKE and set the temperature,the preheat and oven lights both lit on the display and I can see the ignitor red but no flame.


If the bake ignitor comes on (starts glowing after a few seconds) - check the amperage on the bake ignitor wires when it's on. If the ignitor is a round style - amperage should be 2.5-3A, if the ignitor is rectangular - 3 - 3.6A. If less than 2.5A or 3A respectively - replace ignitor.
Ignitor part numbers for round style ones: 4342528, WB2X9154, SGR403, 5304401265;
rectangular styles: 12400035, WB13K21, WB2X9998, SGR412, NR020, 5303935066, 814269, 9753108.
Ignitors of the same shape (i.e. rectangular) are interchangeable, if you can splice the wires.

Good luck!

Nov 02, 2009 | Frigidaire FGF378AC Gas Kitchen Range

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HOW DO REPLACE AN IGNITOR FOR A WHIRLPOOL GAS


Remove the oven bottom and the burner. The ignitor is removed from the burner and it will either be a direct plugin or will be attached with the supplied ceramic wire nuts. Do not use regular plastic ones they melt.....
Eric

Oct 12, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

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Igniter is fine. oven won't heat . broiler fine


Maybe the wholes are plugged with food or residue not allowing the gas to flow. Unplug it with a paperclip. Even though the ignitor looks fine it may not be giving enough amps to light the second and subsequent times. Ignitors are farely cheap for this model and if ur technical can do it urself. All that is required is screw driver, igniter, wire cutters (strippers), and two PORCELAIN wire connectors. Good luck.

Sep 02, 2009 | GE Profile Spectra JGBP90 Gas Kitchen...

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Same issue - ordered ignitor for range. Doesn't fit...


Most of these igniters come with instructions that explain how to properly install them. If the connector plugs do not match, you should have been instructed to clip the plugs off and splice the wires together using the CERAMIC wire lugs that should have been included with the replacement kit. DO NOT use standard wire lugs. The heat of the oven will cause them to melt. Just make sure the oven is UNPLUGGED before attempting to install.

If you have any questions, please let me know. I hope this helps you.

Aug 20, 2009 | Whirlpool GS460 Gas Kitchen Range

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Bosch gas oven, the gas broiler works but the bake will not work


Find the bake ignitor (you may need to remove the bottom drawer or oven cavity floor) Turn bake on. If the bake ignitor comes on (starts glowing after a few seconds) - check the amperage on the bake ignitor wires when it's on. If the ignitor is a round style - amperage should be 2.5-3A, if the ignitor is rectangular - 3 - 3.6A. If less than 2.5A or 3A respectively - replace ignitor. If the ignitor does not come on - check the voltage on the ignitor, should be the line voltage 110-120v AC. If there is a line voltage on the ignitor and it's not coming on - replace.
Ignitor part numbers for round style ones: 4342528, WB2X9154, SGR403, 5304401265;
rectangular styles: 12400035, WB13K21, WB2X9998, SGR412, NR020, 5303935066, 814269, 9753108.
Ignitors of the same shape (i.e. rectangular) are interchangeable, if you can splice the wires.

Good luck!

Jul 19, 2009 | Frigidaire FEF336BC Electric Kitchen Range

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GE XL44 gas oven


Starfish, remove the oven racks, in back there will be two chrome screws, remove them. Lift the lower oven panel out by pulling up from the rear. Remove the screws holding the flame spreader and remove the flame spreader. Now you will see the burner and igniter attached to it. There are 2 quarter inch hex screws holding the ignitor on. GE likes to put them on an angle where you cant get at them. If you have trouble you can remove the bottom drawer and remove the screws securing the burner to the back wall. There should be one in the front too. The burner will now lift up and you can get at the screws. The new ignitor should come with ceramic wire nuts. Just cut the old igniter, strip the ends of the wires going to it and wire nut the new one on. Reverse the rest of the steps. Here's a little trouble shooting schem. Catriver...post back.

Jan 18, 2007 | GE Profile Spectra JGBP90 Gas Kitchen...

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