Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

PartSelect Number PS231280

The flat style gas oven igniter included in this kit has a body length of 3-3/4". This kit comes with a mounting bracket and a wire connector with a plug. *Please note: the connector plug might need to be removed and spliced to range wiring using porcelain wire nuts. This part is used to heat your oven.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Gas igniter glows but will not light.
  • Little or no heat when baking.
  • Will not start.
  • Oven not heating evenly.
  • Little or no heat when broiling.
  • Cooktop element not heating.
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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers, Socket set

CustomerJeffery Jankowski from Bronx NY

Oven would not ignite

1. Moved oven from the wall.
2. Unplugged the stove from the electrical outlet.
3. Removed over racks and bottom panel.
4. Located wires leading from the igniter in the back of the stove.
5. Disconnected the wires from the ignitor.
6. Used socket set to remove screws from ignitor.
7. Cut connector plug from new ignitor.
8. Stripped about a half inch of insulation from wires of new ignitor to be able to connect it to stove.
9. Carefully handled new ignitor and screwed it into place.
10. Attached wires of new ignitor using new caps.
11. Put bottom panel and racks into place.
12. Plugged oven into electrical outlet - Oven ignited and made a good dinner.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCarolyn from Oakdale AL

Gas oven igniter for a ge profile xl44

Once we knew which part was needed, we went on to your site and orded the part. It was delivered the next day! Partselect.com is bookmarked on every computer in our household, including mobiles. It's great to know there is such a fantastic resource for do-it-youselfers. It took 5 minutes to remove the old igniter and plug in the new. A screwdriver is the only tool required.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTodd from Falcon CO

Oven would not ignite

First I removed the broiler from the bottom of the oven, then pulled the oven way from the wall to unplug it. I then removed the two screws that hold the igniter element in place. Ironically, the plug GE manufactures is reversed so i had to strip the plug and go end and reverse the wires to attach them to the oven. I used ceramic wire attachments as plastic would surely have melted. Replaced the screws, replaced the broilers, plugged it in, replaced against the wall and it fired up.

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  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsSocket set

CustomerAndrew from Alexandria VA

Oven would not heat

This would've been an easy repair, but I ran into some complications.

First I removed the thumb screws holding the bottom oven pan, took the pan out, and also took the bottom panel off the front of the oven.

This gives you access to the burner assembly. I disconnected the wire to the ignitor. I then removed one screw at the front, and two in the back of the burner assembly with a 1/4 socket wrench.

The burner assembly came out. I tested the ignitor for continutiy with a multimeter to ensure this was the faulty part. There was not continuity, so I knew the ignitor needed to be replaced.

This was when I tried to unscrew the ignitor, and both screws stripped their threads on the burner mounting plate. Complication #1. Seems with age, that mounting plate tightened up on the screws.

I cut the screw heads off with a dremel and cutting wheel to get them out. I'm glad I did this before ordering the new part because I needed to order the replacement screws too.

The burner mounting plate for the ignitor needed to be re-tapped to get the new screws in with a 10-32 tap and power drill.

Once the mounting plate was properly rethreaded, I attached the new ignitor, and reattached the burner assembly to the oven.

When trying to connect the wires, the plastic connectors wouldn't click together. They matched up fine, but wouldn't go all the way in. Complication #2. While the plastic connectors were properly mated, the inside pins were both female. The old ignitor had male pins on it, the new one had female pins. So I removed the burner assembly again, cut off the new ignitor connector and spliced in the old ignitor connector with the included porcelain wire nuts.

I put the oven back together again, fired it up, and it worked great.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:1- 2 hours

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerErin from San Diego CA

Oven wouldn't heat

I let my brother do the actual installation but it only look about 15 min. I did look at the website of the appliance manufacturer first and then came to this website. The cost of the part I needed was almost half as much as the other site. When I saw that someone with the same oven model number and had the same problem and was able to fix it, I decided to order here. It came quickly and my oven now works.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerPeter R. from Riverside CA

Ignter would glow but gas valve wouldn't open

I removed the door and the racks, and the flame spreader. I removed the 4"X6" shield loosen the circular flap to plug the new igniter to the recepticle. Turn the oven on to check the operation and if it comes on, button it back up. remember open the oven door approx 3" and pull upwords to remove the door. I would say 90% of the time the igniter is the problem.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

Customermichael from evansville WI

Oven wouldn't ignite

Pretty easy in all. The connector from the igniter to teh power sorce didn't quite fit. Ijust cut off the new one and spliced the old one back on. Probably could have made my life easier if I took off the oven door, but it just meant I had to reach more. Works great, and other the connector, which I didn't really think would fit a 15 year old oven,it was very easy/.

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  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerDaniel from Espanola NM

Replace glowbar igniter

Removed the old glowbar's two screws. Didn't take a mental photo of its proper placcement (or a real one, which would've been smart). Removed screws holding 1) a heat protection plate, and 2) wire harness plate. Installed the new glowbar, hopefully, the right way - with its heat-plate facing the gasline of the over/broiler. Reinstalled the heat protection plate and wire harness plate. Hasn't blown up yet!

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsSocket set

Customers.e from cleveland OH

Oven stopped heating

I thought I was being a total girl and was afraid of fixing my oven myself, but when it took forever to get my landlord to come over and fix my oven I ordered the part, got it in three days, followed the directions online and fixed it myself! Easy, easy! Turned off the electric, switched off the gas, unscrewed 2 bolts, unplugged the old switch, screwed in the new switch, replugged it and turned on the stove. Roasted a chicken and baked bread within minutes!

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerRichard S from Spring TX

Ignitor would glow however gas stove would not light, no gas flow noted..

Removed oven racks, removed lower oven shelf panel by using a flathead screwdriver and removed two screws on the back edge of the panel. Removed flat style ignitor (two hex head screws)from the gas burner tube using a 3/16 nutdriver. Disconnected two wires from the ignitor. Removed the two pin connector from the new ignitor, stripped the insulation to expose about a 1/4 inch of bare wire at the ends of the wire where the connector was removed. Installed the ignitor to the gas burner tube using the 3/16 hexhead screws. Connected the wires using porcelain wire nuts. Re-installed the lower oven shelf panel, flathead screws and the oven racks. Oven worked as advertised.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerRichard from Mt Solon VA

Part will wear out after a couple of years

In my case it was the lower burner so I unplugged oven and turned gas off.
Then I removed the bottom drawer, and the lower burner cover.
Next unplug Oven Igniter, found where drawer existed.
Removed 2 screws attaching Igniter using nutdriver
Placed new Igniter on
Plug Igniter in and tested oven
Replace burner cover and drawer


This was much easier then what I went through with a repair man the first time around. These Igniter are designed for certain model stoves and are not interchangable with other model stoves!!!

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJohn from Litchfield CT

Oven wouldn't heat up

First I removed the racks and oven bottom panel. Then I took out the two screws holding the ignighter unplugged the wire connection and removed the old ignighter, compared the old with the new one mounted it back with the two screws plugged it back in. Job finished in 15 minutes and oven back working again.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerPatricia from Naugatuck CT

Oven wouldn't heat

First I unplugged the stove. I gently removed the two screws that hold the old element in place. I snipped the wires and then twisted the new wires with the stove wires and placed caps on wires. GENTLY replaced new element with screws. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. Then I tested the oven after I put it back together and the oven works perfectly.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerWAYNE from HAMMOND NY

Oven would not light

Tested for power to the igniter, (had power) so I knew it must have been the igniter that had failed. Removed two screws that held the shield in place, remove two screws that hold the igniter and disconnect the plug form the igniter, replace with new igniter.

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Parts Used

  • Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsWrench set

CustomerChris from Inglewood CA

Over not heating

1. Removed oven door..
2. Slide out floor plate of over.
3. Removed four screws securing the flame shield.
4. removed the two screws attaching the heating element to the burner.
5. Pulled heating element wires out of rear hole in oven and detached plug.
6. Attached new element and reassembled in reverse order.

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