Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Proven Solutions]

Without an igniter, you can’t actually bake with the oven. If you are experiencing some problems with your oven igniter that you don’t know how to fix, keep reading. In this article, we will show you solutions to your igniter problems.

Oven Igniter Not Working

If your igniter is not working you will need to replace it. To replace an oven igniter, do the following…

Step 1: Unplug the oven.

Step 2: Turn the oven around to gain access to the back panel.

Step 3: There should be four screws which hold the lower back panel of the oven.

Step 4: Remove the panel.

Step 5: Disconnect the wire connected to the oven igniter.

Step 6: Push the wire into the round opening at the back of the oven.

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

Step 8: Take out the racks in the oven.

Step 9: You will see the burner cover at the bottom of the oven interior, take out the two screws which secure it.

Step 10: Remove the burner cover.

Step 11: There is a metal plate above the oven burner, take out the nuts which hold it in place

Step 12: Remove the plate.

Step 13: Take out the small square cover and the nut in front of the burner.

Step 14: Pull out the whole burner assembly.

Step 15: Take out the two screws which hold the igniter in place.

Step 16: Get a new igniter.

Step 17: Screw the igniter back to the burner using the two screws.

Step 18: Push the igniter wire back through the hole at the back of the oven.

Step 19: Slide the burner back into place.

Step 20: Return the two screws which secure the burner.

Step 21: Return the square cover to the back burner and hold it in place wit the screw.

Step 22: Reposition the metal plate and secure it with the screws.

Step 23: Return the gas burner cover and the screws which secure it.

Step 24: Reconnect the igniter wire at the back of the oven.

Step 25: Screw the back panel back.

Note: Also follow the steps above to install an igniter in your oven

The video below will walk you through the process of replacing the igniter in your oven.

Oven Igniter Keeps Clicking

There are a couple of things which could cause your igniter to keep clicking. The first thing is food debris. You will need to scrub the food from the igniter. If your oven igniter has a cover over it, take out the screws which hold it in place. Carefully scrub the igniter with a toothbrush.

Your igniter may also be clicking because it’s damp. Take out the igniter and use a paper towel to absorb the moisture. Let the igniter air out for a couple of hours to dry.

The igniter in your oven could be clicking because it’s faulty. Right above this section are steps and a video which will walk you through the process of replacing an oven igniter.

How To Clean An Oven Igniter

To clean the igniter in your oven, do the following…

Step 1: Open the oven door and take out the racks.

Step 2: Take out the screws at the bottom of the oven interior which hold the igniter cover in place.

Step 3: Take out the oven igniter and carefully scrub with a toothbrush.

Step 4: Once you are done, return it to the oven.

Step 5: Reposition the igniter cover and secure it with the screws.

Step 6: Return the oven racks.

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Oven Igniter Glows But No Flame

If your igniter only glows, it has probably failed. To get your oven working again, you will need to replace it. Follow the steps in the oven igniter not working section to replace your oven igniter.

How Do I Know If My Oven Igniter Is Bad?

If your oven igniter is bad, it will glow yet not produce any flames.

Where Is The Oven Igniter Located?

The igniter is located underneath the oven interior somewhere close to the back of the oven. You will need to take out the screws which hold the cover at the bottom of the oven to gain access to the igniter.

Oven Igniter Hot

It’s normal for your oven igniter to be hot. This is okay because the igniter produces fire and there is no way for that to happen without the igniter heating up.

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