Kenmore Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

If your Kenmore oven igniter isn’t working or it just keeps clicking, this article is for you. We will show you how to fix Kenmore oven igniter problems in this article.

Kenmore Oven Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we talk about the possible reasons why your Kenmore oven igniter won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Kenmore oven igniter won’t work, it’s probably faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kenmore oven igniter…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 5: Using a flat head screwdriver, flip the locks on the door hinges forward.

Step 6: Close the door till it can’t go any further.

Step 7: Lift the door off and set it on a cloth lined surface.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the bottom panel in place.

Step 9: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 10: Take out the nut which holds the heat shield in place.

Step 11: Remove the heat shield to gain access to the igniter.

Step 12: Using a quarter inch socket or nut driver, take out the screws which hold the igniter to the upper right side of the burner tube.

Step 13: Pull the oven’s bottom drawer forward.

Step 14: Disconnect the igniter wires from the safety valve terminals.

Step 15: Use the quarter inch socket or nut driver to take out the screw which holds the wire cover on the left side of the oven.

Step 16: Slide the cover to the side and disconnect the other igniter wire plug.

Step 17: Remove the igniter and get a new Kenmore oven igniter.

Step 18: Take the igniter to the oven and screw it to the right side of the burner tube.

Step 19: Reconnect the two wires to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 20: Reconnect the other igniter wire plug. Make sure to position the wire cover before doing this.

Step 21: Secure the wire cover with the screw.

Step 22: Push the bottom drawer back in.

Step 23: Reposition the heat shield and hold it in place with the nut.

Step 24: Return the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 25: Hold the panel in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 26: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 27: Lift the door and position the hinges in the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 28: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back to hold it in place.

Step 29: Close the door of the oven.

Step 30: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 31: Turn the oven’s gas supply on.

Step 32: Push the oven back to the wall.

Also follow the steps above to replace your igniter if your Kenmore oven igniter lights but doesn’t produce a flame.

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

2. Burnt Wires

If your Kenmore oven igniter isn’t faulty, inspect the wires connected to it. If the wires are loosely connected, reconnect them. If the wires appear to be burnt in any way, they may be why your Kenmore oven igniter won’t work. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires if they appear burnt or damaged.

3. Safety Valve

If your Kenmore oven igniter still doesn’t work after replacing it and checking the wires, you should test and maybe replace the safety valve. If the valve fails, the igniter won’t receive the gas to light. Follow the steps below to test and replace the safety valve in your Kenmore oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord for safety.

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

Step 3: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Using a 3/4 inch wrench and a 9/16th inch wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas supply line to the safety valve. Use the 3/4 inch wrench to hold the safety valve in place and the 9/16th inch wrench to take out the nut.

Step 5: Open the door of the oven.

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Step 6: Slide out the oven racks.

Step 7: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 8: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 9: Take out the nut which holds the heat shield in place and lift it out of the oven.

Step 10: Pull the oven’s bottom drawer out.

Step 11: Disconnect the two wires from the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 12: Take out the two screws which hold the burner tube in place. There is one screw at the front and one at the back.

Step 13: Move the burner tube to the side.

Step 14: Use a quarter inch nut driver to take out the screw which holds the mounting bracket of the safety valve.

Step 15: Remove the mounting bracket from the safety valve and test with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new safety valve.

Step 16: Position the mounting bracket on the safety valve and secure it to the oven with the screw.

Step 17: Reposition the burner tube and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 18: Push the oven’s bottom drawer back in.

Step 19: Return the heat shield and the nut which secures it.

Step 20: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 21: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 22: Shut the door and go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 23: Secure the gas supply line to the valve with the nut.

Step 24: Plug the oven back in.

Step 25: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 26: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Kenmore oven.

4. Control Board

If you have checked all the components above but your Kenmore oven igniter still won’t work, the control board should be replaced. To replace the control board of your Kenmore oven, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from outlet or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Pull off the control knobs of the oven making sure to note where each one goes.

Step 3: Using a flat head screwdriver, remove the retainers of the top panels. The retainers are over the control knob shafts.

Step 4: Lift up the oven’s top panel.

Step 5: Note where each wire goes on the control board. You can do this by taking a picture.

Step 6: Disconnect the wires from the control board.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the control board to the panel.

Step 8: Remove the control board and get a new one.

Step 9: Secure the new control board to the panel using the Philips head screws.

Step 10: Connect the wires to the board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 11: Reposition the panel on the oven.

Step 12: Return the retainers which hold the control panel in place.

Step 13: Push the control knobs back into place.

Step 14: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

The video below will show you how to replace the control board in a Kenmore oven.

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Kenmore Oven Igniter Keeps Clicking — How To Fix

If your Kenmore oven igniter won’t stop clicking, it’s probably damp. When an oven igniter gets wet, it will cause it to click when not in use. Follow the steps listed below to stop your Kenmore oven igniter from clicking…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord and shut off the gas supply.

Step 3: Open the oven door.

Step 4: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 5: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the oven’s bottom panel in place.

Step 6: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven and set aside.

Step 7: Take out the nut which holds the heat shield in place.

Step 8: Remove the heat shield.

Step 9: Pull the oven’s bottom drawer forward.

Step 10: Take out the screw which holds the wire cover on the left side of the oven using a quarter inch nut driver.

Step 11: Move the cover aside and disconnect the igniter wire plug.

Step 12: Disconnect the other two wires from the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 13: Take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the right side of the burner tube.

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Step 14: Clean the igniter thoroughly with a paper towel. Make sure not to touch the part of the igniter which lights as this could damage it.

Step 15: Leave the igniter out overnight to dry completely.

Step 16: Once your Kenmore oven igniter is completely dry, screw it back to the burner tube.

Step 17: Connect the two wires to the safety valve and reconnect the wire plug to the left side of the oven.

Step 18: Screw the igniter wire cover back into place.

Step 19: Push the oven’s bottom drawer back into place.

Step 20: Return the heat shield and the nut which secures it.

Step 21: Reposition the bottom panel and secure with the screws.

Step 22: Slide the racks back into the oven and shut the door.

Step 23: Turn the oven’s gas supply on.

Step 24: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return it to its usual position.

The video below will show you how to access your Kenmore oven igniter.

How To Test Kenmore Oven Igniter

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

Step 1: Take out the igniter from the oven.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

Step 3: Turn the multimeter dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, touch the two probes together while adjusting the needle on the display to 0. If you are using a digital multimeter, skip this step.

Step 5: Touch each multimeter probe to each pin in the wire plug.

Step 6: Look at the multimeter’s display. If you see a reading anywhere from 0 to 1100 ohms, the igniter is still good. If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading at all, the igniter is faulty and should be replaced. Get a new Kenmore oven igniter.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to test a Kenmore oven igniter.

Kenmore Stove Top Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

Below, we have listed the possible reasons why your Kenmore stove top igniter won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Kenmore stove top igniter is not working, it is most likely faulty. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Kenmore stove top igniter…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

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

Step 4: Lift the burner grates off and set them aside.

Step 5: Lift the caps off all the burner bases.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold all the burner bases in place.

Step 7: Lift the bases off and set them aside.

Step 8: Slide a putty knife into the front side openings between the stove top and front panel to release the clips which hold it in place.

Step 9: Lift the stove top and support it with a sturdy piece of wood.

Step 10: Using a 16 millimeter open ended wrench, take out the nut which holds the orifice holder of the faulty igniter in place.

Step 11: Now, take out the screw which holds the igniter to the orifice holder.

Step 12: Disconnect the wire from the igniter.

Step 13: Get a new igniter.

Step 14: If the wire connector doesn’t match the new igniter, you will need to change it to a quarter inch connector. To do this, snip of the connector. Make sure to snip as close to the connector as possible.

Step 15: Strip of 1/4 inch of insulation from the wire.

Step 16: Attach the new connector to the wire.

Step 17: To secure the connector to the wire, crimp it.

Step 18: Reconnect the wire connector to the new igniter and position it in the orifice holder.

Step 19: Secure the igniter to the holder with the screw.

Step 20: Hold the orifice holder in place with the nut.

Step 21: Lower the stove top and snap it into place. Make sure the orifice holders are aligned in the stove top holes.

Step 22: Screw the burner bases back to the stove top.

Step 23: Place the caps and grates back on the burners.

Step 24: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 25: Turn the gas supply on.

Step 26: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a Kenmore stove top igniter.

2. Burnt Wire

If the stove top igniter isn’t faulty, the next thing you should check is the wire. Inspect the wire connected to the spark module and reconnect it if it’s loose. If the wire connected to the igniter appears burnt or damaged in any way, it may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the igniter wire.

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3. Spark Module

If all your burners aren’t working, the spark module is the first component you should check. Follow these steps to replace the spark module in your Kenmore stove…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Lift off the burner grates.

Step 5: Lift off all the burner caps.

Step 6: Lift off the center burner assembly if it isn’t held in place with any screws.

Step 7: Take out the screws which hold the burner bases to the stove top.

Step 8: Set the burner bases aside and take out the screws holding the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 9: Pull off the stove’s control knobs. Make sure to note where each one goes.

Step 10: Open the door of the oven.

Step 11: Take out the screws underneath the oven’s front panel which hold it in place.

Step 12: Lift the front panel off and set it aside.

Step 13: Take out the screws underneath the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 14: Lift the stove top off and set it aside.

Step 15: Use a flat head screwdriver to bend back the tab which holds the spark module to the mounting plate. The spark module should be on the left.

Step 16: Note where each wire goes on the spark module by taking a picture.

Step 17: Disconnect the wires from the spark module using a pair of pliers.

Step 18: Get a new spark module.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the new spark module making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 20: Position the new spark module on the mounting bracket.

Step 21: Take the stove top back to the oven.

Step 22: Secure the stove top with the screws.

Step 23: Reposition the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 24: Shut the oven door.

Step 25: Push the control knobs back into place making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 26: Pull the orifice holders up and secure them to the stove top using the screws.

Step 27: Return the burner bases and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 28: Place the caps back on the burner bases.

Step 29: Return the center burner assembly and place the grates back on the stove top.

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

Step 31: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 32: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the spark module in your Kenmore stove, watch the video below.

4. Spark Module Board

If the spark module board fails, the spark module won’t receive the voltage it needs to operate properly. Below, we show you how to replace your Kenmore stove spark module board…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet.

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

Step 3: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the top back panel of the oven.

Step 4: Set the panel aside.

Step 5: Take out the screw which holds the spark module board to the right side of the oven’s rear.

Step 6: Get a new spark module board.

Step 7: Position the new spark module board and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 8: Transfer the wires from the old board to the new one making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 9: Reposition the oven’s upper back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 10: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 11: Turn the oven’s gas supply on.

Step 12: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Kenmore stove spark module board.

Kenmore Stove Top Igniter Clicking — How To Fix

If your Kenmore stove top igniter won’t stop clicking even when it’s off, follow the steps listed below…

Step 1: Turn off the burner.

Step 2: Shut off the gas supply.

Step 3: Lift off the burner grates.

Step 4: Remove the cap of the clicking burner.

Step 5: Take out the screws which hold the burner base and set it aside.

Step 6: Get a q-tip and dome alcohol.

Step 7: Dip the q-tip into the alcohol.

Step 8: Clean the igniter and the surrounding area with the q-tip.

Step 9: Leave the igniter to dry.

Step 10: Once it’s dry, screw the burner base back into place.

Step 11: Return the burner cap.

Step 12: Place the grates back on the stove top.

Step 13: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Kenmore Oven Igniter FAQ

Where Is My Kenmore Oven Igniter Located

Your Kenmore oven igniter is located underneath the oven’s bottom panel and heat shield. Once you remove these two things, you will see the igniter on the right side of the burner tube.

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