Does your Hotpoint oven igniter keep clicking or does it not turn on at all. In this article, we will talk about Hotpoint oven igniter problems and how to fix them.
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Hotpoint Oven Igniter Not Working — How To Fix
If your Hotpoint oven igniter is not working, you should replace it. Below we have listed the steps for you to follow in order to replace the igniter in your Hotpoint oven…
Step 1: Turn off the oven.
Step 2: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord.
Step 3: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.
Step 4: To make it easier to access the igniter, uninstall the door. Flip the locks on the hinges forward with a flat blade screwdriver.
Step 5: Close the door till it can’t go any further.
Step 6: Grip the sides of the door and lift it off.
Step 7: Set the door on a sturdy cloth lined surface.
Step 8: Take out the screws at the bottom of the oven which hold the panel in place.
Step 9: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven and set it aside.
Step 10: Next, take out the four screws which hold the igniter shield in place. There will be two screws at the back and two at the front.
Step 11: Remove the igniter shield from the oven.
Step 12: On the left side of the burner tube, you will see the igniter. Take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube using a nut driver.
Step 13: Cut the wires connected to the igniter using a pair of pliers. Make sure to cut as close to the igniter as possible.
Step 14: Get a replacement igniter.
Step 15: Strip back the two wires in the oven with the pair of pliers. Strip the wires to about a quarter of an inch.
Step 16: Also strip back the wires of the new igniter.
Step 17: Match the igniter wires to the existing wires in the oven.
Step 18: Secure the wires with ceramic wire nuts. Do not use plastic wire nuts.
Step 19: Hold the new igniter to the burner tube with the two screws you took out earlier.
Step 20: Return the igniter shield.
Step 21: Hold the shield in place with the four screws.
Step 22: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and return the screws which hold it in place.
Step 23: Lift the oven door and position the hinges back into the slots in the oven.
Step 24: Open the oven door fully.
Step 25: Flip the hinge locks back to hold the door in place.
Step 26: Slide the racks back into the oven.
Step 27: Close the door of the oven.
Step 28: Plug the oven in and push it back to the wall.
If you would like a visual of how to replace the igniter in a Hotpoint oven, watch the video below.
2. Safety Valve
If your Hotpoint oven igniter still doesn’t work after being replaced, the safety valve should be replaced. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in your Hotpoint oven…
Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord to avoid the risk of electrocution. You could also switch the circuit breaker off.
Step 2: Pull out the bottom drawer of the oven.
Step 3: Take out the two screws which hold the valve shield in place.
Step 4: Remove the shield and set it aside.
Step 5: Take out the nut which secures the safety valve to the gas tube.
Step 6: Pull the safety valve off the burner tube carefully.
Step 7: Disconnect the wires connected to the safety valve.
Step 8: Take out the two screws which hold the safety valve to the oven.
Step 9: Remove the safety valve from the oven and get a new one.
Step 10: Position the new safety valve on the burner tube.
Step 11: Also reconnect the gas tube to the valve.
Step 12: Hold the gas tube to the safety valve using the nut.
Step 13: Hold the safety valve to the oven with the two screws you took out earlier.
Step 14: Reconnect the wires to the safety valve.
Step 15: Reposition the valve shield and hold it in place with the two screws.
Step 16: Push the oven’s bottom drawer back in.
Step 17: Plug the oven’s power cord in.
Step 18: Push the oven back to the wall.
If you would like a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Hotpoint oven, watch the video below.
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3. Control Board
If the igniter still doesn’t work after replacing the safety valve, the control board is faulty. To replace the control board in your Hotpoint oven, read this article.
Hotpoint Oven Igniter Keeps Clicking — How To Fix
If your Hotpoint oven igniter won’t stop clicking, it’s wet. When the igniter is wet, it will keep clicking. To stop your Hotpoint oven igniter from clicking, follow the steps listed below…
Step 1: Switch off your oven’s circuit breaker to avoid the risk of electrocution.
Step 2: Open the oven door and remove each rack.
Step 3: Push the locks on the door hinges towards yourself with a flat head screwdriver.
Step 4: Push the door forward till it can’t go any further.
Step 5: Lift the door off and place on a sturdy towel lined surface.
Step 6: Take out the two screws on the bottom of the oven close to the back wall.
Step 7: Lift the oven’s bottom panel out and set aside.
Step 8: Take out the screws which secure the burner shield. There are two screws at the front and two at the back.
Step 9: Remove the shield.
Step 10: Using a nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the left side of the burner tube.
Step 11: Get some paper towels and dry the igniter.
Step 12: Leave the oven door open overnight to let the igniter dry completely.
Step 13: Afterwards, reposition the igniter on the tube and return the two screws which hold it in place.
Step 14: Position the burner shield.
Step 15: Secure the burner shield with the four screws.
Step 16: Return the oven’s bottom panel.
Step 17: Screw the bottom panel back into place.
Step 18: Insert the hinges on the oven door back into the slot on each side of the oven.
Step 19: Open the door completely and flip back the locks.
Step 20: Return the racks to the oven.
Step 21: Close the door of the oven.
Step 22: Switch your oven’s circuit breaker back on.
Hotpoint Oven Igniter FAQ
Hotpoint Oven Igniter Location
A Hotpoint oven igniter is located in the oven. If you take out the bottom panel and burner shield, you will see the igniter on the upper left side of the burner tube held in place by two screws.
Why Does My Hotpoint Oven Igniter Keep Going Out?
If your Hotpoint oven igniter keeps going out, it is faulty and in need of replacement. Read the “Hotpoint Oven Igniter Not Working” section to replace the igniter in your Hotpoint oven.