Jenn-Air Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working but you have no idea what to do, this article is for you. We will talk about the causes of this problem and how to fix them.

Jenn-Air Oven Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Jenn-Air oven igniter…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall to gain access to the rear.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Also shut off the gas supply for safety.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower rear access cover in place.

Step 6: Set the cover aside.

Step 7: Disconnect the igniter wire plug.

Step 8: Go to the oven’s front and open the door.

Step 9: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 10: Insert your hands into the slots in the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 11: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 12: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s heat shield in place.

Step 13: Lift the heat shield out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 14: Take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 15: Remove the burner tube from the igniter.

Step 16: Get a new Jenn-Air oven igniter.

Step 17: Position the igniter on the burner tube.

Step 18: Secure the burner tube using the two screws.

Step 19: Pass the igniter’s wire plug through the hole in the oven’s back wall.

Step 20: Reposition the heat shield.

Step 21: Hold the shield in place with the screws.

Step 22: Lift the bottom panel back into the oven.

Step 23: Secure the bottom panel using the two screws.

Step 24: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 25: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 26: Reconnect the wire plug to the igniter.

Step 27: Reposition the oven’s lower rear access cover.

Step 28: Hold the cover in place with the screws.

Step 29: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 30: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 31: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Jenn-Air oven igniter, watch the video below.

2. Safety Valve

If your Jenn-Air oven igniter is not faulty but it won’t work, you should check the safety valve next. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in your Jenn-Air oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Also shut off the gas supply for safety.

Step 4: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 5: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the safety valve cover in place. The cover is on the lower rear of the oven.

Step 6: Set the cover aside.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the safety valve’s terminals.

Step 8: Get a multimeter.

Step 9: Turn the dial of the multimeter to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 10: Touch each of the multimeter’s probes to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 11: Look at the display of the multimeter. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the safety valve is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 12: Using an adjustable wrench, unscrew the gas tube from the safety valve and pressure regulator.

Step 13: Set the gas tube aside.

Step 14: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the safety valve to the oven’s rear.

Step 15: Get a new safety valve for your Jenn-Air oven.

Step 16: Position the safety valve on the oven’s rear.

Step 17: Hold the safety valve in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 18: Reconnect the gas tube to the safety valve and pressure regulator.

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Step 19: Connect the wires to the terminals of the new safety valve.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s lower rear access cover.

Step 21: Hold the access cover in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 22: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 23: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the safety valve in your Jenn-Air oven.

3. Wires

If your Jenn-Air oven igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, you should check the wires. Damaged wires could cause the igniter in your oven not to function. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the igniter and safety valve. If you notice a burn or cut on any of the wires, they should be replaced. Contact a technician to replace the wires.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working. The control board is the component which sends voltage to the igniter. If the igniter doesn’t receive voltage, it won’t function. If you have checked the igniter, safety valve, and wires but they aren’t faulty, the control board should be replaced. Read this article: Jenn-Air Oven Control [Issues & Proven Solutions] to replace the control board in your Jenn-Air oven.

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Jenn-Air Stove Igniter Keeps Clicking — How To Fix

A stove igniter clicks when it gets wet. So, if your Jenn-Air oven igniter won’t stop clicking, you should clean it. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to do this…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear and unplug the power cord.

Step 2: Also shut off the gas supply.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Remove the racks in the oven.

Step 5: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 6: Get a Philips head screwdriver and use it to take out the screws which hold the flame spreader in place.

Step 7: Set the flame spreader aside.

Step 8: Take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the left side of the burner tube.

Step 9: Get a paper towel.

Step 10: Clean the igniter using the paper towel. Be very careful while doing this so you don’t damage the igniter.

Step 11: Leave the oven door open overnight so that the igniter can air dry.

Step 12: Once the igniter is completely dry, reposition it on the burner tube and screw it into place.

Step 13: Reposition the flame spreader.

Step 14: Hold the flame spreader in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 15: Lift the bottom panel and reposition it in the oven.

Step 16: Return the racks to the oven.

Step 17: Shut the door and go to the oven’s rear.

Step 18: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 19: Turn on the gas supply.

Step 20: Return the oven to its usual position.

Jenn-Air Oven Grill Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your grill Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Jenn-Air oven grill igniter is not working, it is probably because it has failed. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your grill Jenn-Air oven igniter…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 3: Also unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 4: Open the oven door.

Step 5: There are latches on the door hinges. Flip these latches forward to release the door.

Step 6: Close the door till it stops.

Step 7: Grip the sides of the oven door, lift it off, and set on a sturdy surface lined with a cloth.

Step 8: Take out the racks in the oven and set them aside.

Step 9: The grill igniter will be on the top of the oven. Take out the screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 11: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower rear access panel in place. Do this using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 12: Set the panel aside and disconnect the wire plug from the your grill Jenn-Air oven igniter.

Step 13: Go to the oven interior and remove the igniter.

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Step 14: Get a new grill Jenn-Air oven igniter.

Step 15: Position the igniter on the burner tube and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Pass the wire plug to the rear of the oven.

Step 17: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 18: Lift the oven door.

Step 19: Position the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 20: Open the door fully and flip back the hinge latches.

Step 21: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 22: Reconnect the wire plug to the new igniter.

Step 23: Reposition the oven’s rear access panel.

Step 24: Hold the access panel in place with the screws.

Step 25: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 26: Turn on the gas supply and return the oven to its usual position.

2. Safety Valve

If your grill Jenn-Air oven igniter is not faulty but it won’t work, you should inspect the safety valve next. If the safety valve fails, it won’t send gas to the igniter. This will prevent it from lighting. Test the safety valve with a multimeter. If the valve doesn’t have continuity, it should be replaced. Read the “Jenn-Air Oven Igniter Not Working” section above to replace the safety valve in your Jenn-Air oven.

3. Wires

The next possible reason why your grill Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working is damaged wires. If the wires connected to the safety valve or igniter are damaged, it could cause the igniter not to work. Inspect the wires connected to these two components. If you notice any cuts or burns on the wires, contact a technician to replace.

4. Control Board

A faulty control board is the final possible reason why your grill Jenn-Air oven igniter is not working. The control board sends voltage to the grill igniter. So, if the board fails, the igniter will not function. Read the “Jenn-Air Oven Control” article in the “Jenn-Air Oven Igniter Not Working” section above to replace the control board in your Jenn-Air oven.

How To Test Jenn-Air Oven Igniter

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test your Jenn-Air oven igniter…

Step 1: First, you will need to isolate the igniter from the oven. This will help you get a more accurate reading. If you don’t know how to remove your Jenn-Air oven igniter, read the “Jenn-Air Oven Igniter Not Working” section above.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

Step 3: Next, turn the multimeter’s dial to the lowest setting for ohms.

Step 4: Analog multimeters need to be calibrated before use. So, if you are using one, calibrate it. Do this by touching the ends of the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0.

Step 5: Touch the first multimeter probe into the pin in the igniter’s wire plug.

Step 6: Touch the other probe to the other pin.

Step 7: Look at the multimeter’s display. If you don’t see a reading on the display, or the needle doesn’t move, the igniter is faulty. Replace your Jenn-Air oven igniter. However, if you see a reading on the display, the igniter is still good.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test your Jenn-Air oven igniter.

Jenn-Air Stove Top Igniter Keeps Clicking — How To Fix

If your Jenn-Air stove top igniter won’t stop clicking, it’s because it has gotten wet. To stop your Jenn-Air stove top igniter from clicking, simply follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and turn off the gas supply.

Step 2: Lift off the burner grate.

Step 3: Remove the cap of the burner with the clicking igniter.

Step 4: Get a q-tip.

Step 5: Dip the q-tip into some alcohol.

Step 6: Clean the igniter and surrounding area using the igniter.

Step 7: After cleaning the igniter, leave it to dry.

Step 8: Once the igniter is completely dry, place the cap back on the burner.

Step 9: Return the burner grate as well.

Step 10: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 11: Return the oven to its normal position.

Jenn-Air Stove Top Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Jenn-Air stove top igniter is not working and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Jenn-Air stove top igniter is not working, you should replace it. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the igniter of your Jenn-Air stove top…

Step 1: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 2: For safety, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 3: Also shut off the oven’s gas supply as well.

Step 4: Lift the grate off the burner.

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Step 5: Remove the cap from the burner with the faulty igniter.

Step 6: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the burner base in place.

Step 8: Lift the burner base up.

Step 9: Disconnect the wire from the igniter. Make sure the wire doesn’t fall through the stove top when you disconnect it. You could use a peg to prevent it from falling through.

Step 10: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the igniter to the burner base.

Step 11: Remove the igniter from the burner base.

Step 12: Get a new igniter for your Jenn-Air oven burner.

Step 13: Position the new igniter in the burner base.

Step 14: Hold the igniter in place using the two screws.

Step 15: Take the burner base back to the oven.

Step 16: Connect the wire to the new igniter.

Step 17: Position the burner base on the stove top and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Place the cap back on the burner.

Step 20: Return the grate as well.

Step 21: Plug the stove’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 22: Turn on the gas supply and return the oven to its usual position.

The video below will give you a visual of how to replace your Jenn-Air stove top igniter.

2. Wire

If your Jenn-Air oven igniter doesn’t work still after replacing it, you should check the wire next. Inspect the wire connected to the stove top igniter. If you notice any burns or cuts on the wire, it should be replaced. Contact a technician to replace the wire of your Jenn-Air stove top igniter.

3. Spark Module

This is the final possible reason why your Jenn-Air stove top igniter is not working. If you have checked the igniter and wires but they aren’t faulty, the spark module should be replaced. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Jenn-Air stove spark module…

Step 1: Shut off the oven’s gas supply. You might need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Also unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Using the screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper rear access panel in place.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the spark module cover in place. The cover should be on the right side of the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Set the cover aside.

Step 7: The spark module is in the opening. Take out the Philips head screw which holds it in place. You will need a short Philips head screwdriver for this.

Step 8: Remove the spark module.

Step 9: Get a new spark module for your Jenn-Air oven.

Step 10: Disconnect the wires from the old spark module and connect them to the new one. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 11: Position the new spark module in the oven and hold it in place with the Philips head screw.

Step 12: Return the spark module cover and secure with the screws.

Step 13: Reposition the upper rear access panel.

Step 14: Secure the panel with the screws.

Step 15: Plug the power cord back into the outlet.

Step 16: Turn the gas supply back on and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark module in your Jenn-Air stove.

If the steps above for replacing a spark module don’t work on your Jenn-Air oven model, follow these steps..

Step 1: Shut off the oven’s gas supply. You will need to pull the oven away from the wall to do this.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

Step 3: Get a quarter inch nut driver.

Step 4: Using the quarter inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the spark module cover in place. The cover is on the left side of the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Get a flat blade screwdriver.

Step 6: Using the flat blade screwdriver, depress the tabs which secure the spark module to the cover.

Step 7: Set the cover aside.

Step 8: Note where each wire goes on the spark module. Do this by taking a picture.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires from the spark module using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 10: Get a new spark module kit.

Step 11: Take the spark module from the kit and position it on the cover.

Step 12: Secure the spark module to the cover using the screw that was provided in the kit.

Step 13: Connect the wires to the new spark module. Make sure that each wire goes to the right place.

Step 14: Reposition the cover on the oven.

Step 15: Hold the cover in place with the quarter inch screws.

Step 16: Turn on the oven’s gas supply.

Step 17: Plug the oven’s power cord into the outlet.

Step 18: Push the oven back to the wall.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark module in your Jenn-Air stove.

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