Oven would not heat up but controls broiler and stove top worked fine
Brett L. • San Marcos, CA • August 01, 2014
Appliance: General Electric Gas Range JGS968SH4SS
My Repair & Advice
I was amazed at how quickly the part arrived via FedEx - ordered it Monday morning, arrived Tuesday afternoon the next day. I shut off the gas (shutoff on mine was behind bottom drawer) and cut the power to the stove at the breaker. After consulting the owner's manual, I removed oven door (necessary to slide out bottom panel), removed bottom panel (simply slides out toward you). Underneath that, I removed the 4 machine screws with 1/4 inch socket that holds the flame spreader. The igniter assembly is then visible and accessible. There are 2 screws holding it in place which I had heard were often stripped and difficult to remove. I thought, "Nah, won't happen to me." Well, it did. One, I was able to remove, the other took about 20 minutes to cut off and remove completely with an open-ended hacksaw, file, and pliers (could not fit a rotary tool in there to cut it off, of course). Next, was the big question of whether the wires would be long enough to pull through the hole to unclip the wire harness plug. I was relieved that they were in fact long enough, otherwise I would have had to pull the entire stove out from the wall and access from the back of the unit. Very quick and easy to reassemble with new igniter replacing the fine-threaded machine screws with coarse threaded machine screws. All in all, it took about an hour, but well worth it. Fixed it far faster and cheaper than calling for service and making an appointment.