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14888W0 General Electric Range - Instructions

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Oven igniter did not glow

  • Customer: Priscilla from Beverly, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First I got on line and Googled the GE XL 44 technical service guide PDF http://www.cagrimmett.com/justanswer/gexl44.pdf On page 31 is the flow chart for diagnostics for the oven circuity and obtained the information for the igniter /glow bar resistance, it's suppose to be between 50 & 150 ohms. I removed the oven racks and the oven door, it lifts right off from the first detent position, remove the lower drawer, removed the 2 screws at the rear of the bottom panel in the oven and lifted it out, you lift it from the rear and push toward the rear of the oven, front edge is under a lip. From the top now your looking at the bake burner and igniter assembly.
With the power and gas on I switched the oven selector to bake and confirmed the igniter wasn't glowing. Turn the power off or unplug stove, no need to shut off the gas, with no power the safety valve won't operate. Remove the front screw from the bake burner,1/4 in nut driver/ ratchet from here on out. From the bottom of the oven remove the lower heat/ radiation shield assembly screws, 2 on the front and 1 on each side, lower the front and remove, it locates on 2 tabs on the back. I disconnected the wire from the the thermostat, the green square connector then I disconnected the wire from the the safety valve, the red spade connector. I removed the 2 screws from the rear bracket of the burner and lifted the burner and igniter assembly out of the oven. Remove the 2 screws that attach the igniter to the burner. Now take your ohm meter, if your into it this deep you or a friend have one and check the igniter resistance/continuity. Yup it's dead, save it because you have to reuse the connectors. Now get on line with http://www.partselect.com and order part number PS243425.
Your new igniter arrived in a couple of days. Unpack it carefully and gently. Take you new and old igniter and place them side by side with the same orientation, tag or mark the green and red leads on your new one before you cut the leads off your old one, don't cut them too short, splice these two wires to the new igniter with the wire nuts provided. Reattach to the burner, 2 screws. Feed the wires back down through the opening at the back of the oven and reattach the 2 screws from the rear bracket of the burner then the front screw on top. Now plug the green square connector back into the thermostat lead and the red spade connector to the safety valve. Reinstall the lower heat/ radiation shield assembly. At this point I turned the power back on and switched the oven selector to bake and confirmed the igniter was glowing. Don't freak out like I did, it takes 15 or 20 seconds for thermostat to turn the igniter on.
Yup it works, reassemble the rest in reverse order and your done

The left hinge broke

  • Customer: Judy from Black River Falls, WI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was really easy, and my only problem was getting the 3 screws out. I just used some WD40 and liquid wrench to free up the screws. After those were out I was in BUSINESS!!! I then just screwed in the 3 screws, and used my needle nose pliers to reattach the spring and WA-LAH!!! Done deal.

oven igniter doesn't light

  • Customer: Paul from Stahhope, NJ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
remove bottom draw,removed 2 screws holding offrice pipe,igniter attached to pipe.removed igintor ,placed new one,cut wires from old one attached to new one with ceramic connectors supplied ,replace pipe put screws in to hold offrice pipe ,reconnect wires .turn oven on ,it works done deal.received part in 2 day.

Oven would not light.

  • Customer: RONDA*PAYNE from GRAND HAVEN, MI
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed broiler pan and two scews. Removed inside fire pan and removed old oven igniter. Installed new oven igniter on to gas burner tube. Put two screws back in and other parts and tested igniter. Works well and we are happy with product and fast shipping service.

Range door was hard to open and would not close completely

  • Customer: Roger from Sandy Hook, CT
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I watched the video in the website and in less then 5 minutes replaced the broken hinge with the new one and the door works perfect.

Burner rusted and falling apart

  • Customer: Henry from Laporte, PA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just lifted out the old and since the new was identical, I just reversed the process easily replacing the burner. A minimal adjustment of the air gas mix was easily done by adjusting the air intake size at the venturi.

Oven was not lighting , but the stove and the broiler were.

  • Customer: John from Toccoa, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Unplugged the oven, slid off the door, pulled out the bottom drawer, removed the screws holding the pan under the oven,took out the pan,removed the 2 screws holding the igniter, unplugged the wires [2] connecting the igniter, put the old and new igniters next to each other on the counter [to compare the wire lengths],cut and spliced the wires into the new igniter, installed the new igniter into the oven, checked to make sure it was working, re-installed all of the other parts and I was done.

Igniter Glows but no heat in Oven or Broiler

  • Customer: James from Powderly, KY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Tripped Circuit for the stove. Removed Oven Door and racks. Removed 2 screws at back of oven and removed oven bottom tray (floor). Removed the Broiler trays. Removed 2 screws from the pate at back of oven to get to the connections for the igniter. Disconnected wires for igniter. Removed 2 screws from the igniter and had to cut the 2 wires (to re-use connections). Using the wire nuts that came with the igniter, spliced the connections from the old ignter to the new one (making sure of the correct wire connections). Replaced the igniter in the reverse order. Total time 15 min. I did not have to disconnect the gas (or shut it off) or move the stove out to work on it.

Oven would no heat up

  • Customer: Nelly from Roxbury, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I follow the directions to the letter enclosed with the part (ignitor br/ov part number wb2x9154. It took longer to get prepared than to change the part itself. THANK YOU very much.

Igniter Would Not Ignite

  • Customer: Eric from Gallup, NM
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed oven door. Removed oven racks. Loosened and removed screws holding oven bottom in place. Removed oven bottom to expose igniter. Removed two screws (1/4 in socket)holding igniter to bracket. Cut existing wires to utilize existing connectors. Cut was made two to three inches from igniter to leave plenty of wire for the splice. Stripped wires enough for ceramic wire caps to completly cover wire and some insulation. Mounted new ingniter to bracket. and put oven back together.

my oven would not bake.

  • Customer: Dennis from Rehoboth, MA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair was quite simple re-move the baking racks. and oved door. open the oven too less then half way then pull the up.and it comes rite out. then remove the lower brawer. open the drawer more then half way look on the drawer slider.you will see two small white clips.one clip pulls up the oher one pushes down hold on to them and pull the drawer all the out.and its off.dont mess around and turn off the breaker or remove fuse from fuse box.now you are ready to replace the igniter. there are two small hex screws under the left side of the igniter remove and replace. on the old igniter fallow the two white wires they run behind the draw. use a flash light to see better.and replace acordingly. but every together the way you took it off. and bake....

Broiler worked but bake did not

  • Customer: Erik from Robbinsdale, MN
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I determined that the broil setting worked and it was just the bake function which was not working on my 8-year old Hotpoint range/oven. A quick search on the web brought me to PartSelect where I found excellent advice and instructions. My model oven has two igniters, one for broil and one for bake. I removed the bottom igniter which is for the bake function. I didn't even need to unhook the gas or get behind the range. I did remove the oven door for easier access. Because I have a multi-meter I did test the igniter just to be 100% certain it was shot, following an instructional video I found online. I ordered the replacement and the installation was fast and easy. My oven works perfectly again.

oven igniter

  • Customer: gary from north kingstown, RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Not too hard. The hardest part was taking the old igniter out. There are two screws to take off, but getting at them was very hard. I could put a socket on it , but I couldn't put the ratchet on because the space you are working with is so tight. Luckily I had a very small wrench I was able to get on the small screw. After that the rest was pretty easy. I read what to do on this website and everything went pretty smooth. Except for when I was putting the new igniter on I put a socket on the screw to screw it in and it fell off in between the door and oven and dropped down there somewhere. I tried to find it with a flash light , But it's gone for good. I had another socket so I was able to screw it in with my spare. Luckily where it fell I don't think it affects the stove. My stove works great now and I'm very happy. It was nice to read how to fix it on line.

Plastic Roller on hinge broke in half

  • Customer: Dan from Granville, NY
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Following the repair video made the job very easy and quick, about a 5 minute repair. Wife says oven door never worked better. Thanks a lot for all your help.

one oven hinge broken

  • Customer: Bonnie from Tucson, AZ
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It took longer to watch the video on how to replace the hinges than it did to replace them. Simple and easy. Video knocked it out of the park for ease. And now the oven door works great! thanks!!!! Video suggested if you're replacing one side do both, couldn't agree more.
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