Roper Oven Igniter [Issues & Proven Solutions]

Has your Roper oven igniter stopped working but you don’t know what to do? In this article, we will look at Roper oven igniter problems and how to fix them.

Roper Oven Igniter Not Working — Causes And Solutions

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

1. Igniter

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

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

Step 3: Disconnect the oven’s power by unplugging the cord from the outlet.

Step 4: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws holding the oven’s lower rear access panel in place.

Step 5: Set the access cover aside.

Step 6: Disconnect the wire plug connected to the igniter’s wire.

Step 7: Open the oven door.

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

Step 9: Insert your hands into the slots in the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 10: Lift the bottom panel out of the oven.

Step 11: Take out the two screws which hold the igniter’s burner tube in place. Do this with a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 12: Pull the burner tube out of the oven.

Step 13: Take out the 5/16th inch nuts which hold the igniter to the burner tube.

Step 14: Remove the igniter from the burner tube.

Step 15: Get a new Roper oven igniter.

Step 16: Position the new igniter on the burner tube.

Step 17: Secure with the two nuts.

Step 18: Reposition the tube in the oven.

Step 19: Secure the tube using the two Philips head screws.

Step 20: Lift the bottom panel and reposition it in the oven.

Step 21: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 22: Shut the door.

Step 23: Go to the oven’s rear and reconnect the wire plug to the igniter.

Step 24: Reposition the lower access cover.

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

Step 26: Plug the oven’s cord back into the outlet.

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

Step 28: Return the oven to its usual position.

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

2. Safety Valve

If your Roper oven igniter still doesn’t work after replacing it, you should test and maybe replace the valve. The valve sends gas to the igniter. So, if it fails, the igniter will heat up but not light. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in your Roper oven…

Step 1: For safety, disconnect the oven’s power cord or switch the circuit breaker off.

Step 2: Pull the oven forward.

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

Step 4: Go to the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the oven’s lower access cover in place.

Step 6: Set the cover aside.

Step 7: Disconnect the wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 8: Get a multimeter.

Step 9: Touch the multimeter probes to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 10: If the multimeter doesn’t show a reading, the safety valve is faulty and should be replaced.

Step 11: Open the oven door.

Step 12: Slide out the racks in the oven.

Step 13: Insert your hands into the slots in the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 14: Lift the panel out of the oven and set it aside.

Step 15: Use the same Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the oven’s burner tube in place.

Step 16: Move the burner tube to the side.

Step 17: Go back to the oven’s rear.

Step 18: Using a 9/16th inch wrench, take out the nut which holds the gas tube to the safety valve.

Step 19: Take out the two Philips head screws which hold the safety valve to the oven’s rear.

Step 20: Remove the safety valve and get a new one.

Step 21: Position the new safety valve on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 22: Reconnect the gas tube to the safety valve using the nut.

Step 23: Connect the wires to the new safety valve making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 24: Reposition the oven’s lower access cover.

Step 25: Hold the oven’s lower access cover in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 26: Reposition the burner tube in the oven and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 27: Position the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 28: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 29: Shut the oven door

Step 30: Turn on the gas supply.

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

Step 32: Push the oven back to the wall.

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

3. Damaged Wires

If your Roper oven igniter and safety valve aren’t faulty, you should check the wires next. Inspect the wires connected to the terminals of the safety valve and igniter. If the wires appear burnt or damaged in any way, they may be the cause of the problem. Contact a technician to fix or replace the wires.

4. Control Board

This is the final possible reason why your Roper oven igniter won’t work. If all the components above aren’t faulty but your Roper oven igniter won’t work, follow the steps below to replace the control board…

Step 1: Disconnect the power to the oven.

Step 2: Remove the upper rear access cover by taking out the Philips head screws securing it.

Step 3: Take out the screws which secure the board to the oven.

Step 4: Note where each wire goes on the board then disconnect them. You can take a picture to make it easier.

Step 5: Get a new board.

Step 6: Connect the wires to the new board and position it on the oven. Make sure each wire is connected to the right place.

Step 7: Secure the board with the screws.

Step 8: Return the oven’s access cover and the screws which secure it.

Step 9: Plug the oven’s cord back in.

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

How To Test Roper Oven Igniter

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

Step 1: Get a multimeter.

Step 2: Isolate the igniter from the oven for a more accurate reading. If you don’t know how to access your Roper oven igniter, read the “Roper Oven Igniter Not Working” section above.

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

Step 4: If you are using an analog multimeter, touch the two probes together. While touching the probes together, adjust the needle on the display to 0.

Step 5: Touch the two multimeter probes to the pins in the igniter’s wire plug.

Step 6: Look at the reading on the multimeter’s display. If you see a reading anywhere from 0 to 1100 ohms, the igniter is still good. However if the multimeter’s display doesn’t change or the needle doesn’t move, the igniter doesn’t have continuity. This means that it is faulty and should be replaced. Read the “Roper Oven Igniter Not Working” section above to replace the igniter in your Roper oven.

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

How To Replace Roper Oven Stove Top Igniter

Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Roper stove top igniter…

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

Step 2: Go to the oven’s rear and disconnect the power plug from the outlet.

Step 3: Lift the grate off the burner with the igniter you want to replace.

Step 4: Unscrew the burner assembly by turning it to the left. If the burner assembly is extremely tight, use a strap wrench to unscrew it.

Step 5: Lift the assembly off.

Step 6: Disconnect the two wires from the terminals of the igniter. You may need a pair of needle nose pliers for this. Make sure the two wires don’t fall through the hole in the stove top.

Step 7: Get a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 8: Using the screwdriver, take out the two screws holding the igniter to the burner assembly.

Step 9: Remove the igniter from the burner assembly.

Step 10: Get a new igniter for your Roper stove top.

Step 11: Insert the igniter into the burner assembly.

Step 12: Hold the igniter in place using the two Philips head screws.

Step 13: Take the burner assembly back to the stove top.

Step 14: Connect the two wires to the terminals of the igniter.

Step 15: Place the burner assembly back on the stove top.

Step 16: Turn the burner assembly clockwise to secure.

Step 17: Place the grate back on the stove top.

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

Step 19: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

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

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