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Harman Pellet stove how do i replace an ignitor?

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    Jeff Marceau Dec 08, 2013

    Thanks for the tip on how to change a Harman igniter it was very helpful and made it a breeze.

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This will take about an hour from start to finish.Unplug stove,remove both side covers,then both covers that wrap around the back.You will see 2 wires,mine were blue and yellow,coming from the lower center in the back of the stove.They will be coming out of a black rubber grommet.Carefully pry the rubber grommet out of the hole and slide it up the wires about 3or4 inches.You may have to cut the wire wrap closest to the grommet to allow for sufficient slack in the wire.At this point all the rest of the work is in the front.Remove ash pan,and vacuum everything.Next take off the 2 wing nuts to expose the ignitor.Be sure to mark the end of the holder with a sharpie or something because it is possible to reinstall this backwards.Now remove the two 1/4" bolts in the front and the ignitor and holder will drop into your hand.Pull the wires out until you reach the part where they clip together (this is the extra wire you left as slack in the back of the unit).Unclip the ignitor,install the new ignitor then reinstall everything in reverse order.It's actually pretty easy , you need a screwdriver, 1/4" ratchet and a couple of tie wraps.Take your time and don't overthink it.The only question I had was "where do the clips go together?".When you realize that they are in the center of the stove and that the only way to access them is to feed them out the front,it all makes some sense. Hope this helps

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SOURCE: the ignitor on my Harman gas stove does not appear to be creating any spark to ignote the pilot. What is the problem and how is it fixed?

If you have an electric ignitor, then it means it needs to be replaced. The surface of an electric ignitor is much like the surface of the striker on a match book, only heavier coated. When there is no spark anymore from the electric ignitor, it means the coating that causes a spark is worn away and needs to be replaced. I just had to change the ignitor and it only cost me $20 and was a breeze...just unplugged the old one and plugged in a new one.

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