Smell of gas and would not always light or took forever to preheat

ApplianceMaytag Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

William From Forked River, NJ

Aug 23, 2011

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Remove the oven door by opening halfway and lifting door away from stove. Removed racks and bottom pan from oven area exposing the gas bar and vertical mount igniter. Next remove bottom storage door. With phillips screwdriver remove 2 screws securing rear cover plate in back of storage area, accessing the igniter connection, and unplug the plug. Next back in oven, remove 2 5/16 sheet metal screws securing igniter with a nut driver and remove igniter by getly pulling disconnected end thru to oven. Now reverse process, install new vertical mount igniter and push connection down thru to storage area, then reconnect wire connection and put cover plate back on.
At this piont I turned oven on and checked igniter, it glowed red right away and the oven lit right up. Put storage door, oven door, bottom oven panel, and racks back in and done. Took 15 minutes tops, and anyone can do this, super easy. My oven would sometimes take half hour to preheat to 350,if it even lit, now 5 minutes, and it lights every time. Save the cost of a repair man folks, this one can be done by any weekend warrior.
I would just like to note....if you are uncomfortable with disconnecting wire plugs and plugging them back in, just unplug the oven from the wall as well before changing out the part, just to be safe.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Gas Oven Igniter - Vertical Mount

Part Number: PS2085070

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