Is this something the "layman/woman" can install?
I see the part, removed the two bolts, not sure how to access the other end of the wires.
Answer You will need to unplug the stove and remove the back panel to gain access to the connector. On some models the wires are long enough to access from the inside. This is an easy repair.
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Oven lights goes off ond on as it's reaching the pre-heat temperature. I can smell gas. The broiler works fine. I was wondering if it is getting enough gas to the oven.
Answer Hello Richard,
This sounds like a combination of an ignitor breaking down and possibly a bad burner and/or gas valve. The burner 74003960 can be removed and inspected. If it rattles when shaken, the inside of it has most likely rusted and will need to be replaced. If there are no signs of rust, the ignitor can be checked with a clamp on amp meter. It should read 3.2 to 3.6 amps. You can tell if it is pulling enough current without a clamp on amp meter by the color of the ignitor when energized. Red to orange is not hot enough. Yellow to white hot is sufficient. If the ignitor is hot enough, the gas valve 74006427 is going to be the culprit. Note that this is if the gas valve does not open which is evident by a strong gas smell.
My broiler and self cleaning works but when I do oven it does not... I need to know if I am ordering the correct part. Should I be ordering the igniter? If so, which one
Answer Sandra, Yes, you most likely have a failed oven bake igniter, part number 74007498. You will need to remove power to the range, remove the oven door, remove the oven bottom panel to access the igniter and burner. Then remove the metal flame spreader and remove and replace the igniter.
The broiler for my Maytag gas range does not work at all. However, the oven works perfectly. I have ordered the oven ignitor part, which seems to be the same regardless if the oven or broiler ignitors are broken. My question is: Where and how do I install the broiler ignitor? I watched the video for the oven ignitor but do not see any information regarding the broiler ignitor replacement. Thank you
Answer Hello Christiane,
Open the bake compartment and look up in the ceiling of the bake compartment. The broil element is up there and you should see a screw near the front that retains this burner in position. When you remove the burner, the ignitor will come out with it. When you get this loose and unplug the connector, you can remove the two screws and install the new ignitor 74007498. You then re-assemble the unit in the reverse order.
I read about the igniter and began taking the bottom one out for testing but then remembered that the broiler did not light. So with both igniters not working, what may be the cause?
You will want to set the unit at bake or broil and test at the control board to make sure that there is 120 vac going to the igniter. If there is then check the wiring between the control board and igniter and between the power cord and igniter. If no power then the issue would be the control board.
My oven lights but takes time and does not maintain temp before relighting you can smell gas just before it relights could this be the igniter or is it another problem.
You will want to pull the burner and check for rusting on the burner or clogged holes in the tube. These are the most likely causes for the unit to have gas being sent but not igniting correctly.
My broiler does not work but the oven does. Is this a ignitor problem and is there morre than one igniter? If so which one do I need to replace.
Answer The broil igniter Part 74007498 could be the problem, you can test it. Test for 3.2-3.6 volts AC at the gas safety valve with the igniter turned on. If the voltage is there, you have a bad safety valve. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter [TJMA-DMT3]. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
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The oven will not light, the ignitor glows red but the gas value does not open, I have no power from the ignitor to the gas value. Should you continunity thru the igintor, I do not.
Answer Hello Bruce. Test for 3.2-3.6 volts AC at the gas safety valve with the igniter turned on. If the voltage is there, you have a bad safety valve. If the voltage is low, you have a weak igniter and the igniter will need to be replaced. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html