Maytag Oven Igniter [Problems & Solutions]

Is your Maytag oven igniter not working or would you like to know how to test it? In this article, we will show you how to do these things and fix other Maytag oven igniter problems.

Maytag Oven Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we show you the two reasons why your Maytag oven igniter won’t work and how to fix them.

1. Igniter

A faulty igniter is most likely the cause of this problem. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag 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.

Step 4: Open the oven door.

Step 5: If there are locks on the door hinges, flip them towards yourself.

Step 6: Close the door till it’s slightly open.

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

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

Step 9: Using a Philips head screwdriver or a quarter inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the bottom panel of the oven in place.

Step 10: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 11: Squeeze a little water on the nut which holds the flame spreader in place in order to loosen it.

Step 12: Take out the nut.

Step 13: Remove the flame spreader from the oven and set it aside.

Step 14: Using a 5/16th inch nut driver, take out the two screws which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 15: Pull the igniter wire out and disconnect the wire plug.

Step 16: Get a new Maytag oven igniter.

Step 17: Connect the Maytag oven igniter wire plug.

Step 18: Secure the igniter to the burner tube with the two screws.

Step 19: Reposition the flame spreader.

Step 20: Secure the flame spreader with the nut.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel and return the two screws which hold it in place.

Step 22: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 23: Lift the oven door.

Step 24: Position the door hinges into the slots on the sides of the oven.

Step 25: Open the oven door fully.

Step 26: Flip the hinge locks back to hold the door in place.

Step 27: Shut the oven door.

Step 28: Plug the oven power cord back into the outlet.

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Step 29: Turn the oven’s gas supply.

Also follow the steps above if your Maytag oven igniter lights but doesn’t produce any flame.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace a Maytag oven igniter.

How To Test Maytag Oven Igniter

Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to test your Maytag oven igniter…

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Turn the multimeter dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 3: If your multimeter is an analog one, touch the two probes together and adjust the needle on the display till it is at 0.

Step 4: Get the Maytag oven igniter.

Step 5: Touch the multimeter probes to the two terminals of the igniter wire plug.

Step 6: If there is no continuity, the igniter should be replaced. If the multimeter’s display changes, there is continuity. This means the igniter is still good.

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

2. Safety Valve

If the Maytag oven igniter still doesn’t work after replacing it, the safety valve is faulty and should be replaced. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in a Maytag oven…

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: Open the oven door.

Step 5: Slide out the oven racks and set them aside.

Step 6: Take out the two screws which hold the bottom panel of the oven in place.

Step 7: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 8: Take out the screws or nut which hold the flame spreader in place.

Step 9: Remove the flame spreader and set it aside.

Step 10: Take out the screw at the front of the burner tube which holds it in place.

Step 11: Lift the burner tube out of the oven.

Step 12: Take out the screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven in place.

Step 13: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 14: Using a 9/16th inch wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas supply line to the safety valve.

Step 15: Take out the screws which hold the safety valve to the oven.

Step 16: Remove the safety valve and get a new one.

Step 17: Position the new safety valve on the oven.

Step 18: Hold the safety valve in place with the screws.

Step 19: Hold the gas supply tube to the safety valve using the nut. Make sure to apply sealant on the nut first.

Step 20: Connect the two wires to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 21: Reposition the oven’s back panel and hold it in place with the screws.

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Step 22: Reposition the burner tube in the oven.

Step 23: Hold the burner tube in place with the screw.

Step 24: Reposition the flame spreader.

Step 25: Hold the flame spreader in place with the screws or nut.

Step 26: Reposition the bottom panel in the oven.

Step 27: Hold the panel in place with the two screws.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Shut the oven door.

Step 30: Plug the oven back in.

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

Step 32: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

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Maytag Oven Igniter Keeps Clicking — How To Fix

If your Maytag oven igniter won’t stop clicking, it’s wet. To stop it from clicking, you will need to clean it. Follow the steps listed below to clean a Maytag oven igniter…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord and turn off the gas supply.

Step 2: Open the door of the oven and slide out the racks.

Step 3: Take out the two screws which hold the bottom panel of the oven interior using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 4: Lift out the bottom panel and take out the nut which holds the flame spreader in place.

Step 5: Remove the flame spreader.

Step 6: The igniter is on the left side of the burner tube, take out the two screws which hold it in place.

Step 7: Pull the igniter out and disconnect the wire plug.

Step 8: Use paper towels to clean your Maytag oven igniter.

Step 9: Leave the igniter outside to dry overnight.

Step 10: Once the igniter is dry, reconnect the wire plug and screw it back to the burner tube.

Step 11: Return the flame spreader and the nut which holds it in place.

Step 12: Return the bottom panel and the screws which hold it in place.

Step 13: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 14: Close the oven door.

Step 15: Plug the oven back in.

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

Maytag Stove Top Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we talk about the two reasons why your Maytag stove igniter won’t work and what to do about them.

1. Igniter

If your Maytag oven igniter is not working, you should try replacing it. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Maytag stove top igniter.

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

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Step 2: Lift the grates off the stove top.

Step 3: Lift off the cap of the faulty burner.

Step 4: Lift off the burner base as well.

Step 5: Disconnect the two wires from the burner base. Make sure the wires don’t fall into the hole. You can do this with a pair of needle nose pliers if they don’t come off easily.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the two screws at the bottom of the burner base.

Step 7: Remove the igniter from the burner base.

Step 8: Get a new igniter.

Step 9: Install the new igniter into the burner base.

Step 10: Secure the igniter with the two screws.

Step 11: Reconnect the wires to the igniter.

Step 12: Reposition the burner base on the stove top.

Step 13: Return the burner cap as well.

Step 14: Place the grates back on the burner.

Step 15: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

If you would like a visual of how to replace your Maytag stove top igniter, watch the video below.

2. Spark Module

If replacing the igniter doesn’t fix the problem, the spark module is probably faulty. Below are the steps you need to follow in order to replace the spark module in a Maytag oven…

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

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

Step 6: Take a picture of the spark module to remember where each wire goes to on it.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires from the spark module using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 8: Get a new spark module.

Step 9: Connect the wires to the right places on the spark module.

Step 10: Reposition the oven’s lower back panel.

Step 11: Hold the panel in place with the screws.

Step 12: Plug the oven back in.

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

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace the spark module in a Maytag oven.

Maytag Stove Top Igniter Clicking — How To Fix

Follow the steps listed below if your Maytag stove top igniter keeps clicking…

Step 1: Wait for the burner to cool down.

Step 2: Lift off the burner grates.

Step 3: Lift off the cap from the clicking burner.

Step 4: Get a cotton swab.

Step 5: Dip the cotton swab into some alcohol.

Step 6: Clean the igniter and the surrounding area with the cotton swab.

Step 7: Leave the igniter to dry.

Step 8: Once the igniter is dry, return the burner cap.

Step 9: Return the burner caps as well.

The video below will show you what to do if your stove top igniter won’t stop clicking.

Maytag Oven Igniter FAQ

Where Is A Maytag Oven Igniter Located?

A Maytag oven igniter is located underneath the oven interior’s bottom panel. If you remove the bottom panel and the flame spreader, you will see the igniter on the right side of the burner tube.

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