One section of the wire (in the harness) operated by the surface knob which triggers the spark was shorted to the gas manifold (under stove top pipe)

ApplianceJenn-Air Range

Modeljdr8895aas

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

John From Salem, NH

May 23, 2013

You need to follow the instructions given at the website for changing the gas knob. But some additional tips should be included. First: Take off the two front oven doors. They add so much weight that it's very hard to move the range. Here's how: open the doors to 30 degrees and simply slide them up and out. Then the range is easy to move. Second, when you push the range back, the flexible gas supply pipe gets bunched up against the back wall preventing the range from going all the way back in against the wall. Here's what I did. I got a string and made the shape of a U with the gas hose at the bottom of the U and the tops of the U over the range top where I could grasp them. As I pushed the stove back, I pulled up on the string so that the gas line went up instead of in and bunching up. Since the string wasn't tied, there was no problem removing it by simply pulling on one of the ends.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Surface Burner Spark Igniter

Part Number: PS650811

$15.25
In Stock

Igniter Switch with Harness

Part Number: PS2004067

$49.13
In Stock