Gas Heating Element would not ignite

ApplianceTappan Oven


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Raymond From Durham, NC

Aug 21, 2012

Disconnected the electrical supply to the Oven. Removed Oven base heat shield by unscrewing thumb screws in the back of the oven. Removed secondary heat distribution plate from the gas burner by unscrewing two self tapping metal screws on the front of the plate and unscrewing the retaining nut in the center of the plate. Removed two stainless steel retaining screws holding the oven igniter, cut the electrical wires to the igniter removed the fiberglass insulation tubes from the existing wires and placed them on the new igniter wires. Routed the new electrical wires through the access in the bottom of the over where the original wires came from the control circuit. Reconnected the new electrical leads to the previous leads using ceramic wire nuts supplied with the igniter. Reconnected electrical supply and tested oven igniter to ensure it would heat and ignite the gas oven burner. Reassembled the heat distribution plate onto the oven burner. Reassembled the oven base plate. Note: Replaced the oven light during the repair cycle.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Flat Style Oven Igniter

Part Number: PS470129

In Stock