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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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.