Whirlpool Oven Igniter [How To, Problems & Solutions]

If your Whirlpool oven igniter won’t work or if it won’t stop clicking, this article is for you. We will talk about the causes of these problems and how to fix them.

Whirlpool Oven Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

Below, we have listed the three possible reasons why your Whirlpool oven igniter won’t work…

1. Igniter

If the igniter itself fails, it won’t work. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool 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: Turn off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 4: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the access cover on the lower right of the oven’s rear.

Step 5: Set the cover aside.

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

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

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

Step 9: Lift the oven’s bottom panel out and set it aside.

Step 10: Using the Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the burner tube assembly to the oven.

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

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

Step 13: Remove the igniter.

Step 14: Get a new Whirlpool oven igniter and secure it to the burner tube using the two screws.

Step 15: Reposition the burner tube assembly in the oven.

Step 16: Hold the burner tube in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 17: Reposition the bottom panel in the oven.

Step 18: Slide the oven racks back in.

Step 19: Shut the oven door and go back to the rear.

Step 20: Reconnect the white wire plug to the igniter wire plug.

Step 21: Reposition the lower access cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 22: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 23: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 24: Return the oven to it’s usual position.

Also follow the steps above to replace your igniter if your Whirlpool igniter glows but doesn’t produce flame or your Whirlpool oven igniter doesn’t glow at all.

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

2. Safety Valve

If your Whirlpool oven igniter doesn’t work after replacing it, the next component you should check is the safety valve. If the valve fails, the igniter won’t receive any gas to ignite. Below, we walk you through the steps you need to follow in order to replace the safety valve in your Whirlpool oven…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall and unplug the power cord from the outlet to avoid the risk of electrocution.

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

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 and set it aside.

Step 6: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the burner tube to the oven.

Step 7: Move the burner tube to the side. Do not tug the burner tube since the igniter wire is still connected to it.

Step 8: Go the oven’s rear.

Step 9: Use the Philips head screwdriver, to take out the screws which hold the lower access cover on the right side of the oven.

Step 10: Set the cover aside and disconnect the wires from the terminals of the safety valve. You can do this using a pair of needle nose pliers.

Step 11: Secure the valve with an adjustable wrench and use a 9/16th inch wrench to take out the nut holding the gas supply tube to the safety valve.

Step 12: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the safety valve in place.

Step 13: Remove the safety valve and get a replacement.

Step 14: Position the new safety valve on the oven’s rear and hold it in place with the two Philips head screws.

Step 15: Position the gas supply tube on the safety valve and hold it in place with the nut.

Step 16: Reconnect the wires to the terminals of the safety valve.

Step 17: Reposition the oven’s lower access cover and hold it in place with the Philips head screws.

Step 18: Also reposition the burner tube in the oven and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 19: Return the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 20: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 21: Shut the oven door.

Step 22: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

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

Step 24: Return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below if you would like a visual of how to replace the safety valve in a Whirlpool oven.

3. Control Board

If your Whirlpool oven igniter or safety valve isn’t faulty, the control board may be. Before replacing this component, make sure to test the above components. If they aren’t faulty, follow these steps to replace the control board…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord from the outlet.

Step 2: Use a Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws which hold the oven’s upper back panel in place.

Step 3: Lift the panel off and set it aside.

Step 4: Note where each wire goes on the control board by taking a picture then disconnect them.

Step 5: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the control board to the oven.

Step 6: Get a new control board.

Step 7: Secure the new control board to the oven with the Philips head screws.

Step 8: Connect the wires to the control board making sure that each one goes to the right place.

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

Step 10: Plug the oven back in.

The video below will show you how to replace a Whirlpool oven control board.

Whirlpool Oven Igniter Clicking — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool oven igniter keeps clicking, some water probably got into it. To stop the igniter from clicking, you will need to dry it. Follow the steps below to dry your Whirlpool oven igniter…

Step 1: Unplug the oven’s power cord.

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

Step 3: Take out the screws which hold the oven’s rear access cover in place using a Philips head screwdriver. The cover is on the lower right of the oven’s rear.

Step 4: Disconnect the white wire plug from the oven igniter and open the door.

Step 5: Remove the oven racks and lift out the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 6: Use a 5/16th inch socket or nut driver to take out the screws which hold the igniter to the right side of the burner tube.

Step 7: Remove the igniter.

Step 8: Clean the igniter with a paper towel to get rid of any moisture.

Step 9: Leave the igniter out overnight to dry.

Step 10: Once the igniter is completely dry, take it back to the oven and secure it to the burner tube with the screws.

Step 11: Reposition the oven’s bottom panel.

Step 12: Slide the racks back into the oven.

Step 13: Shut the oven door.

Step 14: Go back to the oven’s rear and reconnect the white wire plug to the igniter.

Step 15: Reposition the lower access cover and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back into the outlet.

Step 17: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

Step 18: Return the oven to its usual position.

The video below will give you a visual of how to access a Whirlpool oven igniter.

How To Test A Whirlpool Oven Igniter

Testing a Whirlpool oven igniter with a multimeter is a great way to determine if it’s faulty so that you don’t waste money buying a new one when you don’t need to. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to test a Whirlpool oven igniter…

Step 1: First, take the igniter out of the oven. If you don’t know how to access your Whirlpool oven igniter, read the section directly above this one.

Step 2: Get a multimeter.

Step 3: If you are using an analog multimeter, turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting. Next, touch the multimeter probes together then adjust the needle on the display to read 0. For a digital multimeter, simply turn the dial to the lowest ohms setting.

Step 4: Touch the multimeter probes to the small metal pins in the igniter’s wire connector.

Step 5: Look at the multimeter display. If you see a reading anywhere from 0 to 1,100 ohms, the igniter is still good. If the display doesn’t change at all, there is no continuity. Get a new Whirlpool oven igniter if there is no continuity.

The video below will give you a visual of how to test a Whirlpool oven igniter.

Whirlpool Stove Top Igniter Not Working — How To Fix

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

1. Igniter

If your Whirlpool stove top igniter won’t work, it may be faulty. Below, we show you how to replace your Whirlpool 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 grates off the burners and set them aside.

Step 5: Lift off the cap of the faulty burner.

Step 6: Take out the screws which hold the burner base in place using a Philips head screwdriver.

Step 7: Lift the burner base off and disconnect the wire from the igniter. Make sure the wire doesn’t fall through the hole.

Step 8: Take out the screws which holds the igniter to the burner base.

Step 9: Remove the igniter.

Step 10: Get a new igniter.

Step 11: Position the new igniter on the burner base and hold it in place with the screw.

Step 12: Reconnect the wire to the igniter.

Step 13: Secure the burner base to the stove top with the screws.

Step 14: Place the cap back on the burner base.

Step 15: Return the burner grates.

Step 16: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 17: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

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

2. Spark Ignition Switch Wire Harness

If your Whirlpool stove top igniter still doesn’t work after replacing it, the next thing you should check is the spark switch wire harness. Below, we have listed the steps you need to follow in order to replace your Whirlpool stove top switch wire harness…

Step 1: Pull the oven away from the wall.

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

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

Step 4: Lift off the burner grates.

Step 5: Also lift off the caps from all the burners except the center one.

Step 6: Lift the center burner base assembly off.

Step 7: Using a Philips head screwdriver, take out the screws which hold the burner bases to the stove top.

Step 8: Lift each burner base up and disconnect the wire from the igniter. Make sure the wire doesn’t fall through.

Step 9: Take out the Philips head screws which secure all the orifice holders to the stove top.

Step 10: Open the door of the oven.

Step 11: Pull off the control knobs of the oven making sure to note where each one goes first.

Step 12: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the screws underneath the oven’s front panel which secure it.

Step 13: Lift the front panel off and set it aside.

Step 14: Take out the Philips head screws which hold the stove top in place. There should be two underneath the stove top.

Step 15: Lift the stove top.

Step 16: Take out the screw which holds the spark module bracket to the right side of the stove top.

Step 17: Set the stove top aside.

Step 18: Go to the oven’s rear and take out the screws which hold the upper and lower panels in place.

Step 19: Set the panels aside.

Step 20: Detach the wire retainer on the left side of the oven’s rear.

Step 21: Disconnect the white wire harness on the left side of the oven’s rear.

Step 22: Disconnect the white and red wires connected to the spark module.

Step 23: Use a pair of pliers to cut the zip ties which secure the spark switch wires to the oven’s front.

Step 24: Pull off all the spark switches from the stems of the valve.

Step 25: Get a new spark switch wire harness and push the switches onto the stems of the valve.

Step 26: Secure the wires to the manifold with zip ties.

Step 27: Connect the red and white wires to the spar module.

Step 28: Pass the wire plug to the oven’s rear and reconnect it.

Step 29: Secure the wires with the retainer.

Step 30: Reposition the oven’s back panels and hold them in place with the screws.

Step 31: Take the stove top back to the oven and secure the spark module bracket to it.

Step 32: Push the stove top into place and return the screws which secure it.

Step 33: Make sure the orifice holder are accessible through the holes in the stove top.

Step 34: Reposition the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

Step 35: Push the control knobs back onto the stems making sure that each one goes to the right place.

Step 36: Shut the door.

Step 37: Secure the orifice holders to the stove top with the Philips head screws.

Step 38: Return the burner bases and the screws which secure them. Connect the wires to the igniters before doing this.

Step 39: Return the center burner assembly.

Step 40: Position the caps back on the burner.

Step 41: Place the grates back on the stove top.

Step 42: Plug the oven’s power cord back in.

Step 43: Shut off the oven’s gas supply.

Step 44: Return the oven to its usual position.

If you would like a visual of how to replace a Whirlpool stove top spark switch wire harness, watch the video below.

3. Spark Module

If both the igniter and spark switch wire harness aren’t faulty, the spark module should be replaced. Follow the steps below to replace the spark module of your Whirlpool 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 as well.

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

Step 5: Lift off the caps from all the burners except the center one.

Step 6: Lift of the center burner assembly.

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

Step 8: Lift each burner base and disconnect the wire from the igniter. Make sure the wire doesn’t fall through the hole.

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

Step 10: Open the door of the oven.

Step 11: Use the Philips head screwdriver to take out the two screws which hold the oven’s front panel in place.

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

Step 13: Take out the two screws underneath the stove top which secure it.

Step 14: Take out the screw which holds the spark module mounting bracket to the right side of the stove top.

Step 15: Remove the stove top.

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

Step 17: Disconnect the wires from the spark module.

Step 18: Unscrew the spark module from the mounting bracket and get a new one.

Step 19: Screw the new spark module to the mounting bracket.

Step 20: Connect the wires to the spark module making sure that each one goes to the right place.

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

Step 22: Screw the spark module to the stove top.

Step 23: Lower the stove top and hold it in place with the two screws.

Step 24: Reposition the oven’s front panel and hold it in place with the screws.

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

Step 26: Shut the oven door.

Step 27: Take the burner bases back to the stove top and connect the wires to the igniters.

Step 28: Secure the burner bases to the stove top with the screws.

Step 29: Return the center burner assembly.

Step 30: Place the caps and grates back on the stove top.

Step 31: Plug the oven back in.

Step 32: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on and return the oven to its usual position.

Watch the video below for a visual of how to replace your Whirlpool oven spark module.

Whirlpool Stove Top Igniter Keeps Clicking — How To Fix

If your Whirlpool stove top igniter keeps clicking, it’s probably wet. To dry your Whirlpool stove top igniter to stop it from clicking, follow the steps below…

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

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

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

Step 4: Get a q tip and alcohol.

Step 5: Dip the q tip into the alcohol and use it to clean the igniter and the surrounding area.

Step 6: Do the same with the other igniters.

Step 7: Once the igniters are dry, return the burner caps.

Step 8: Place the grates back on the stove top.

Step 9: Turn the oven’s gas supply back on.

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