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I removed the panel and confirmed that the igniter is not working or at least not glowing when the oven is turned on. It seems to be attached by two wires and is attached to the burner as well. Do I need to turn off the electric and gas to the stove before attempting removal? Can you get replacement parts at ACE or do they have to be ordered?

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    I don't know how to remove the igniter from the gas tube. Can you give me detailed instructions. Do I approach it from the rear by removing the rear panel or what .

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The answer to that is YES, you must turn them off before any attempt, in other to avoid any electrocution, that is the first safety measure while dealing with electricity, you can check ACE, it should be available, but if not, you will need to order it online, you can order for it at either ebay.com or ereplacementparts.com.

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