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A Faulty Igniter in Your Gas Stove: How to Fix It

There is no doubt that certain appliances are easier to repair than other appliances. Repairing ovens can be on the more difficult end of the spectrum – which is logical since it involves parts like gas lines and electric heating elements made to be smoky hot.

This doesn’t mean that doing-it-yourself stove repairs are not possible, but, more often than not, it’s better to leave these repairs to experts.

But knowledge is still power, and regardless of whether you’re doing the work yourself or monitoring the work your technician is working on, It’s always a good idea to learn how to fix your oven on your own. Electric and gas stoves are similar to oranges and apples, so when we explain how to fix your stove, we tackle the most frequent issues with each model separately.

Igniter Repair for Gas Stoves

The primary reason behind the gas stove not warming up is that the igniter is damaged. A malfunctioning igniter won’t provide a sufficient electric current to light the gas flame that causes your oven to heat.

Although the igniter is a minor issue to replace, locating the correct type of oven could be a hassle. It’s also difficult to get rid of the oven paneling.

If it fails, it is imperative to have your gas stove igniter repaired as soon as possible. It is best to repair your stove with OEM parts to ensure a safe and reliable repair. OEM parts have been specially made for your appliance and ensure seamless installation when replacing a failed component – giving your gas stove back its optimal performance in no time! 

By following these steps and selecting high-quality OEM components, repairs will go smoothly with confidence, and your stove will be back running in no time!

Here’s how to identify the issue and replace the gas oven’s igniter.

You’ll need the following things:

A clamp meter, as well as a Phillips-head screwdriver.

  • Remove any metal plates that let you access the igniter, which is usually located within the broiler drawer at the oven’s lower part. The igniter comprises two wires connected directly to the burner tube through which the gas flame emerges. Remove the metal cover that protects the igniter should it be required.
  • Look at the igniter’s label for the amps required to shut off the circuit and light the flame.
  • The clamp meter should be positioned around only one wire from the igniter. Start the oven and test the gauge. It needs to be replaced if it’s not getting enough amps to start the igniter and the igniter is not working.

For replacement of the ignition unit

  • Disconnect the appliance (or if the plug isn’t easily accessible, close the circuit breaker providing electricity for the oven) and shut off the gas. Repairing this without turning off the gas and electricity is extremely risky.
  • Take off the plates and let the combustion chamber and the igniter.
  • Remove the ignition switch. It could be connected to an electrical connector on the rear of the oven, in which case removing the oven from the wall is essential. Remove any plating that blocks access and then disconnect the connector in addition. This will allow the igniter to be replaced.
  • Reassemble the connector and run the wire through the back of the oven if necessary.
  • Check the stove to determine whether it’s operating.
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