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Gas Igniter Replacement

Changing a common oven igniter glow coil.......

First unplug the stove. Remove the ovens racks & oven bottom, also the flame spreader. The spreader is the metal plate attached to the top of the burner. It will have a wing nut securing it to the burner. This is close to what you will see - picture.

Loosen or remove the screws securing the glow igniter to the burner. Follow the two wires attached to the igniter. At the end farthest from the igniter will be a wire pull apart quick disconnect. Disconnect the glow coil at that point.

Install the new coil exactly as you found the existing coil. Replace each part in reverse order. Plug in the stove and turn it on. The oven burner now should work.

Be advise that some new replacement igniters do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old igniter and attach it to the new igniter.

Simple clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old igniter, attach to the wires of the new igniter and wire nut the two ends together. Porcelain wire nuts are best:
Porcelain wire nuts parts help - click here.

Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and wire nut them together. There is no positive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

Glow igniters are fragile & they break easily. Handle and install the new igniter carefully. Glow igniters are often an non returnable and non refundable electric component.

Related items, further info:

- Checking an igniter

- Parts help

Appliance Parts

Igniter Coil Replacements:

Glow Bar Igniter 12400035
Maytag flat oven igniter kit
( replaces many makes & styles - almost universal for many flat igniters )

Glow Bar Igniter WB2X9154
GE round style oven igniter glow bar

Glow Bar Igniter 5303935066
Frigidaire glow igniter

Glow Bar Igniter WP31939701
Amana, Caloric short igniter

Glow Bar Igniter 786324
Amana, Caloric long igniter

Glow Bar Igniter 4342528
Whirlpool Oven Igniter Round

Glow Bar Igniter 814269
Whirlpool Oven Igniter Flat