Broiler works, oven did not heat

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Rupert From Glen Ellyn, IL

Dec 17, 2008

1 out of 1 people found this instruction helpful

Following the recommendations of others I decided to attempt repairing the oven by myself. I unplugged the stove. I removed the oven door, the drawer, the drip pan from below the oven unit and the oven pan to access the igniter bracket. All screws were 1/4" hex head except the oven pan which were slotted. I disconnected the 2 wires. I removed the old igniter and cut the 2 wires close to the old igniter to allow extra length to splice to the new igniter. The new unit included 2 wire-nuts. It was simple to wire-nut the new wires to the old ones and install the new igniter. I reassembled the pans I had removed and the door. I plugged the stove back into the wall. The new igniter worked perfectly. My wife continues to tell me how great it is to have a working oven again and how much faster it seems to heat. I am thankful the oven didn't fail while we were cooking the Thanksgiving turkey the week before. I debated calling a repair technician or shopping for a new stove. The price of the new igniter and the description of the procedure convinced me to attempt a repair. I am very pleased with the results.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Round Style Oven Igniter

Part Number: PS243425

In Stock