How hard is it to replace an oven ignitor in this model? The oven all of a sudden started taking a long time to heat up. Sometimes I will have to crank it up to 500 degrees to get it to heat up to 350 and it takes like 40 minutes.. I think its the ignitor..
Answer Hello Debra. 1. Turn off electrical power and gas to the range.
2. Disconnect gas and power from unit.
3. Remove oven door and racks.
4. Remove screws securing bottom bake cover.
5. Raise the back of the bake burner cover and slide
cover back to release the front edge of cover and lift
out of oven cavity.
6. Remove screws securing bake burner assembly to
the oven chassis.
7. Maneuver bake burner from the burner orifice and out
of the slotted location.
8. Pull forward on assembly to allow the ignitor terminal
plug to pass through the back of the oven cavity.
9. Disconnect terminal plug and remove assembly from
the oven cavity.
10.Remove screws securing ignitor to bake burner.
11. Replace and reassemble in reverse order.
I have installed the new oven ignitor as suggested but now it takes anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute for the gas to come on. The ignitor glows right away. The oven used to kick in with in seconds is there something else wrong?
Answer Hello Cory,
The ignitor has to heat up. As it gets hotter, it will draw more and more current. Until it draws 3.2 to 3.6 amps, the gas valve cannot open to allow gas to enter the burner. I don't think you have a problem. You probably just didn't notice that it took this long before.
The person out said I need an oven igniter. The oven will not heat and smells of gas. Can I repair myself ?
Answer Robin, The person was probably correct, based on your post description, and the fact that 95% of gas oven heat and temperature issues are due to a weak or faulty igniter 74007498. Yes, it is a repair you can perform yourself, with basic hand tools. Remeber to turn power off to the oven, remove the oven door, oven racks, and the oven bottom. You should see the oven igniter mounted on the side of the burner tube, remove the two(2) screws and unplug the wire connector. Reverse the procedure and test the oven for ignition and heat.