Level of DifficultyReally easy
Time to do repair15 - 30 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
Gerald From Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Apr 16, 2008
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I could see a flame glowing deep in the back of the oven but it would rarely heat to normal cooking temperatures. It was really frustrating when we tried to cook Easter dinner for family and friends but the oven didn't get much hotter than 200 for the first 3 hours. After tinkering with it sometimes it would get a little hotter. I was told it was probably the thermometer. However, after reading about similar problems on this site I decided to replace the oven ignitor first.
I turned the gas off, unplugged the oven, removed the baking racks and the storage drawer. I removed the one nut holding the heat deflector on the bottom of the oven. Then three screws holding the oven ignitor in place. Reaching under the stove, removed two screws holding a heat shield on. The heat shield fell off effortlessly to reveal the leads of the oven ignitor and its snap plug. Unplugged the old oven ignitor and reversed the process to put the new ignitor in. After reassembly I turned the oven on to 350 to test it out. Hot and ready for baking in less than 10 minutes (with a little smell from the ignitor's first use). Total success for about $45 and 20 minutes of my time.