GE Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Proven Solutions]

An oven igniter is what ignites the gas sent into the oven to make fire. If your GE oven igniter is failing, the oven won’t turn on. If you would like to know how to replace a GE oven igniter and get some answers to other oven igniter issues, keep reading.

GE Oven Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

If your GE oven igniter is not working, you will need to replace it. To replace a GE oven igniter, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: First, unplug the oven or switch off the circuit breaker.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and slide out the racks for easy access to the igniter.

Step 3: Using a flathead screwdriver, take out the two screws at the bottom of the oven interior. There will be one on each side.

Step 4: Slide your hands into the slots in the bottom panel.

Step 5: Lift the bottom panel up and push it backward to remove.

Step 6: Push out the oven’s bottom drawer a bit.

Step 7: Take out the screw which secures the shield of the of the oven igniter.

Step 8: Remove the shield.

Step 9: Take out the screw which holds the gas valve cover in place.

Step 10: Remove the gas valve cover.

Step 11: Carefully pull out the wire harness through the round opening at the back of the oven.

Step 12: Disconnect the wire connector once you have pulled it out.

Step 13: Now take out the screws which hold the igniter in place.

Step 14: Take out the igniter and get a new one.

Step 15: Screw the new igniter to the burner using the two screws and reconnect the wire connector.

Step 16: Push the wire connector back in the round hole.

Step 17: Reposition the valve cover and secure it with the screw.

Step 18: Also reposition the bigger igniter shield and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 19: Push the oven’s bottom drawer out.

Step 20: Return the bottom panel of the oven.

Step 21: Hold the bottom panel in place with the two screws.

Step 22: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 23: Close the oven door.

Step 24: Plug the oven back in or turn on the circuit breaker.

Also follow the steps above to replace your igniter if your GE oven igniter glows but doesn’t produce flame.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace a GE oven igniter.

GE WB2X9154 Igniter for Gas Broiler or Oven

GE Stove Igniter Keeps Clicking When Off

Most times, this happens because there is moisture in the igniter. Get some paper towels and wipe the igniter. After wiping it, leave it out for a few hours to dry completely. If your GE oven igniter still clicks, there may be some debris of food in it. Get a toothbrush and scrub the igniter with it.

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