Ignitor stopped working on gas cooktop

ApplianceJenn-Air Range


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Jeff From Lake Orion, MI

Jan 13, 2008

46 out of 46 people found this instruction helpful

As others reported, there are 2 torx screws that need to be removed so that the burner element can be removed. One came out with a little effort, the other one did not as it was corroded. After breaking a torx bit, a second torx bit succeeded in breaking off the screw head. This then required a drill to drill out the broken shaft and then rethreading the screw hole. On to the ignitor replacement. The tiny screw holding the ignitor was corroded and would not come out. It too had to be drllled out and rethreaded. It was a 1/3" #4 screw with fine threads. Had to get it an appliance repair store as the local hardware places don't carry fine threaded screws. Finally got it all put back together after a week. My advice before ordering an ignitor is make sure you can take the current burner off the cooktop first to do the repair in the first place. BTW, the ignitor I ordered came quickly and was the correct part!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WPL 74009336 (Now subbed to Burner Electrode)

Part Number: PS2086773

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