Oven Doesn't Heat - Replace Ignitor


We had the problem one day where we preheated the oven, came back and the oven wasn't hot at all.  
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The next day it did eventually heat, the flame caught, but it took a long time to light the gas.
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The problem with the gas oven was with the igniter.  It controls the gas flow and lighting of the flame.
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This is the old igniter.  You have to remove it from the frame and get to the 2 wires.
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This is the new igniter.  Not too expensive and not that difficult to change out.
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I bought it on Amazon for $27.
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Comparing the old and the new igniter.  You can see that they match, but almost any generic igniter will work.
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The hard part was to remove the sheet metal side walls, expose the wires and make the new connection.  Then just bolt the new part on.
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Overall it was pretty easy though.  And the new igniter worked great.  The flames lit in under 1 minute, vs 5 minutes or not at all.
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