Oven wouldn’t heat up properly

ApplianceMaytag Range

Modelmgs5870

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

James From Berwick, ME

Feb 14, 2008

123 out of 135 people found this instruction helpful

My oven has two igniters so I needed to determine which one was the problem.

Using the amp/multi meter I tested the connection between the igniters and the valve, with the oven turned on, to find the bad igniter. Depending on the model of stove you have, the amp reading you need for a properly functioning igniter will vary. My lower igniter read 2.7 amps with a rated amp between 3.3 and 3.6. So that was the culprit.

Replacing the igniter was easy. Two screws and a wire connected with a plug. I was able to do the diagnosis and unplug the wire without pulling the oven out. I pulled the drawer out and removed the two screws in a cover behind where the drawer was. You may not be so lucky…I have long arms.

I found removing the oven door made it easier to reach the igniter itself. To remove the door just open it slightly and pull up, it should come off easy…and replace in opposite manner.

Keep track of your screws and put it back together the way you found it except for the igniter that is.

Anyone with moderate technical skill could easily do this repair. The diagnosis is the hard part. I estimate I saved about $200 doing it myself.

Good luck.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Gas Oven Igniter (Now subbed to Gas Oven Igniter - Vertical Mount)

Part Number: PS2085070

$55.77
In Stock