Kitchenaid Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Do you keep hearing a clicking sound from your Kitchenaid oven igniter or does your Kitchenaid oven igniter not work at all? In this article, we will show you how to fix some of the problems you may have with your Kitchenaid oven igniter.

Kitchenaid Oven Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the three possible reasons why your Kitchenaid oven won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your bake or broil Kitchenaid oven igniter is not working, it’s probably because it has gone bad. To fix the problem, you will need to replace it. Below we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace your bake Kitchenaid oven igniter…

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 as well.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws on the sides and bottom of the oven which hold the lower back panel in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 6: Take out the three screws on the lower rear of the oven which hold the two access covers in place.

Step 7: Set the covers aside.

Step 8: Disconnect the red wire plug of the bake igniter.

Step 9: Go to the oven’s front and lift it up.

Step 10: Support the center of the oven with a thick piece of wood.

Step 11: Take out the two screws underneath the front corners of the oven which hold brackets in place.

Step 12: Open the door of the oven.

Step 13: Take out the two screws on the sides of the oven frame which hold the brackets as well. There is one screw on each side of the oven.

Step 14: Flip the lock on each door hinge forward.

Step 15: Close the door till it stops.

Step 16: Hold the two brackets to the oven door with some tape.

Step 17: Lift the door off and set on a surface lined with a cloth.

Step 18: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 19: Remove the bottom panel of the oven interior.

Step 20: Take out the nut which holds the two burner shields in place.

Step 21: Remove the burner shields.

Step 22: Take out the screw on the left side of the oven’s bottom which hold a small rectangular cover in place.

Step 23: Take out the screw which holds the burner tube to the oven.

Step 24: Remove the burner tube and use a 5/16th inch nut driver to take out the two screws which hold the igniter to it.

Step 25: Get a new Kitchenaid oven igniter.

Step 26: Position the igniter on the burner tube and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 27: Take the burner tube back to the oven and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 28: Return the rectangular cover on the left and the screw which secures it.

Step 29: Reposition the burner shields and the nut which holds them in place.

Step 30: Return the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 31: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 32: Lift the oven door up.

Step 33: Insert the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven frame.

Step 34: Untape the brackets from the door.

Step 35: Open the door fully and flip the hinge locks back.

Step 36: Close the oven door.

Step 37: Return the two screws under the oven which hold the brackets.

Step 38: Go to the oven’s rear and reconnect the igniter wire plug.

Step 39: Return the two access panels and the screws which secure them.

Step 40: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 41: Turn the gas supply back on.

Step 42: Plug the oven’s power cord back in and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a bake Kitchenaid oven igniter.

Below we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace a broil Kitchenaid oven igniter…

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Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

Step 2: To avoid the risk of electrocution, unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

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

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out all the screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven in place.

Step 5: Lift the panel off.

Step 6: Disconnect the wire plug from the top igniter.

Step 7: Go to the oven’s front and open the door of the upper oven.

Step 8: Take out the screw on the top front wall of the oven’s interior which hold the burner tube in place.

Step 9: Remove the burner assembly from the oven.

Step 10: Take out the screw on the back wall of the oven which holds the small metal cover in place.

Step 11: Fully remove the burner tube assembly.

Step 12: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 13: Get a new Kitchenaid oven igniter.

Step 14: Position the igniter on the burner tube and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 15: Take the burner tube to the oven and pass the igniter wire through the hole in the back wall.

Step 16: Return the small metal cover and the screw which secures it.

Step 17: Position the burner tube assembly in the oven and hold it in place with the screw at the front.

Step 18: Slide the racks back into the oven and close the oven door.

Step 19: Go back to the oven’s rear and connect the igniter wire plug.

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

Step 21: Turn the gas supply back on.

Step 22: Plug the oven back in.

Step 23: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

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2. Safety Valve

If you have replaced your Kitchenaid oven igniter but it still won’t light, the safety valve may be faulty. If the valve fails, the igniter won’t receive the gas to igniter. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace a Kitchenaid oven safety valve…

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 as well.

Step 3: Open the oven door and slide out the racks.

Step 4: Lift the bottom panel off and set it aside.

Step 5: Take out the nut which holds burner shields in place.

Step 6: Set the shields aside.

Step 7: Take out the screw which holds the burner tube in place.

Step 8: Take out the screw on the left side which holds the small cover in place.

Step 9: Remove the burner tube from the oven. If you can’t remove the burner tube from the oven because of the igniter wire, take out the screws which hold the igniter to it using a 5/16th inch nut driver.

Step 10: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the lower back panel in place.

Step 11: Set the lower back panel aside.

Step 12: Disconnect the wires connected to the safety valve terminals.

Step 13: Using a wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas tube to the safety valve.

Step 14: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the safety valve in place. Test the valve with a multimeter. If there is no continuity, get a new safety valve.

Step 15: Get a new safety valve.

Step 16: Position the valve on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 17: Apply some sealant on the nut that was used to secure the gas tube to the safety valve.

Step 18: Screw the gas tube back to the valve with the nut.

Step 19: Connect the wires to the valve.

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

Step 21: Reposition the burner tube in the oven and secure the igniter to it with the two screws.

Step 22: Return the metal cover on the left and the screw which secures it.

Step 23: Hold the burner tube to the oven with the screw.

Step 24: Return the burner shields and the nut which secures them.

Step 25: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 26: Slide the racks back into the oven and shut the door.

Step 27: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 28: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid oven safety valve, watch the video below.

3. Control Board

If you have replaced the components above and your Kitchenaid oven igniter still doesn’t work, the control board should be replaced. In the article Kitchenaid Oven Control Panel [Issues & Solutions], we will walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the control board in a Kitchenaid oven. We will also show you how to replace other Kitchenaid oven control panel problems as well.

Kitchenaid Stove Top Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we show the possible reasons why your Kitchenaid stove top igniter won’t work and how to fix them.

1. Gas Supply Exhausted

This is the first thing you should look at if your Kitchenaid stove top igniter won’t work. As weird as it may seem, many people exhaust their gas supply and don’t even know it. As a result, they end up paying a technician to fix the “issue”. So, to avoid spending a lot of money, make sure to check this first.

2. Igniter

If you have made sure that your gas supply isn’t exhausted but your stove top igniter won’t light, it is most likely faulty. Below we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the igniter of your Kitchenaid stove top…

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.

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

Step 5: Lift the burner caps and bases off as well.

Step 6: Pull off the knobs on the oven’s front panel. Make sure to note where each one goes.

Step 7: Open the door of the oven.

Step 8: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws under the oven’s front panel which hold it in place. There will be two or three screws.

Step 9: Take out the other two screws at the top of the front panel which hold it in place as well.

Step 10: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 11: Using an adjustable wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas supply tube to the manifold.

Step 12: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws at the front of the stove top which hold it in place.

Step 13: Lift the stove top and support it with a thick piece of wood.

Step 14: Using a half inch wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas tube to the burner valve of the faulty burner.

Step 15: Disconnect the wire from the igniter.

Step 16: Take out the screw which holds the igniter to the orifice holder making sure to note where it goes.

Step 17: Remove the igniter and get a new one.

Step 18: Position the new igniter in the holder and secure with the screw.

Step 19: Take the igniter back to the oven and connect the wire to it.

Step 20: Position the igniter in the oven so that it sticks out through the cook top.

Step 21: Tighten the nut which holds the gas tube to the burner valve. Make sure not to overtighten the nut.

Step 22: Lower the stove top.

Step 23: Return the burner bases and caps.

Step 24: Return the screws at the front of the stove top which secure it.

Step 25: Tighten thee nut which holds the gas tube to the manifold making sure not to overtighten it.

Step 26: Reposition the oven’s front panel

Step 27: Return the screws at the top and bottom of the front panel which hold it in place.

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Step 28: Close the oven door and push the control knobs back into place. Make sure each knob goes to the right place.

Step 29: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 30: Plug the oven back in.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace a Kitchenaid oven igniter.

3. Spark Module

If you have replaced your stove top igniter but it still won’t work, the spark module is most likely faulty. Below we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace a Kitchenaid stove spark module…

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: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven.

Step 5: Set the panel aside and take out the three screws on the right side of the oven which hold the panel support bracket.

Step 6: Take out the other three screws on the left side which secure the other bracket as well.

Step 7: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 8: Note where each wire connects to on the spark module. To make it easier, take a picture.

Step 9: Disconnect the wires connected to the spark module.

Step 10: Take out the two screws which hold the spark module to the oven.

Step 11: Remove the spark module and get a replacement.

Step 12: Position the new spark module on the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 13: Using the picture you took for reference, connect the wires to the spark module.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s back panel.

Step 15: Return the support brackets on the two sides of the oven’s rear.

Step 16: Hold the brackets in place with the screws.

Step 17: Reposition the lower back panel of the oven.

Step 18: Hold the panel in place with the two screws.

Step 19: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 20: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet and return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace the spark module in a Kitchenaid oven, watch the video below.

Kitchenaid Oven Igniter Clicking — How To Fix

If your Kitchenaid oven igniter is clicking constantly, it is wet. To fix the problem of your Kitchenaid oven igniter clicking, follow the steps listed below…

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: Open the door of the oven.

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

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

Step 6: Next, take out the nut which holds the two burner shields in place.

Step 7: Remove the burner shields from the oven.

Step 8: The igniter is on the right side of the oven’s burner tube. Take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube using a 5/16th inch nut driver.

Step 9: Get some paper towels and use them to dry the igniter as much as you can.

Step 10: Leave the oven door open overnight to dry the igniter.

Step 11: Once the igniter is no longer damp, screw it to the burner tube.

Step 12: Reposition the burner shields.

Step 13: Hold the shields in place with the nut.

Step 14: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 15: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 16: Shut the oven door.

Step 17: Plug the oven back in.

Step 18: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Kitchenaid Stove Top Igniter Clicking — How To Fix

Follow the steps listed below to fix the problem of your Kitchenaid stove top igniter clicking constantly…

Step 1: Turn off the oven’s gas supply for safety.

Step 2: Lift the grates off the stove top and set them aside.

Step 3: Lift the cap and base of the clicking burner off.

Step 4: Get a cotton swab and dip it in some alcohol.

Step 5: Clean the surrounding area of the igniter and the igniter itself with the cotton swab.

Step 6: Also clean the hole in the burner base where the igniter protrudes.

Step 7: Leave the igniter and burner base to dry completely.

Step 8: Afterwards, position the base back on the burner.

Step 9: Return the burner cap as well.

Step 10: Lift the burner grates and place them on stove top.

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

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