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Parts That Fix General Electric Range CGS980SEM1SS Gas igniter glows, but will not light

Gas igniter glows, but will not light is a commonly reported symptom for the CGS980SEM1SS General Electric Range, and we have put together a full guide on how to fix this. This advice is based on feedback from people who own this exact appliance. We have listed the most common parts for your CGS980SEM1SS General Electric Range that will fix Gas igniter glows, but will not light. We have included repair instructions, and helpful step-by-step video tutorials. If you are experiencing this issue, not to worry, DIYers just like you have fixed this, and shared their experience to help you!

Fixes Symptom 86% of time
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30 - 60 mins 

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The flat style oven igniter kit comes with a mounting bracket and a wire connector with a plug. The igniter kit is used to light the oven burner. If you notice that your oven will not heat up properly, the igniter kit may need to be replaced. This flat style gas oven igniter has a body length of 3-3/4 inches. When completing this repair, the connector plug might need to be removed and spliced to the range wiring using porcelain wire nuts. Before you begin this repair, be sure to disconnect the power source from the oven, and shut off the gas supply.

$ 62.23
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PartSelect Number PS231280
Manufacturer Part Number WB13K21

Replacing your General Electric Range Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Replacing your Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit

Customer Repair Stories

oven would not light or keep temp.

first I thought it was a faulty gas valve, so I pulled it out, started researching for a replacement part, found your site and started research. I discovered thhat the igniter was the culprit, that info. saved me about a week of time and a 100 bucks, so I installed the gas safety valve back in the oven, patience is the word for the day, you cross thread this and you are done! any way ordered ignighter and it shipped to my house in about 4 days, New York to Calif. had it installed in about 15 minutes fired off the oven and ...IT worked hurray...10-9-2010,
  • zack from corning, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
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The igniter glowed, but never got hot enough to ignite the propane, so I did smell propane.

First, I removed the two screws that held the heat shield in place. Second, I removed the one screw that held a small wire covering. That covering kept the wires inside the back wall of the range. Third, I removed the two screws that held the Igniter Kit, and unplugged it from the back of the range. I then carefully put the new igniter in, and reassembled everything in reverse order. It only took about 30 minutes to do the repair, and 30 minutes of cleaning and wiping of the broiler area. (It is amazing what you see when you take things apart). I should have been wiping things up over the past few months. Overall, a very easy repair. I ordered the part at 12:30 in the afternoon, and FedEx delivered it the next morning at 11:30, all for the regular shipping price of $6.95. VERY HAPPY.....
  • Sidney from Marysville, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Fixes Symptom 7% of time
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Rated by 10 customers 

  

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30 - 60 mins 

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The top burner spark electrode, also known as a range surface burner igniter, is designed for use in your gas range. The function of this part is to provide the spark that lights the surface burner. If your gas range will not start, or if the igniter glows but will not light, you may need to replace the top burner spark electrode. This part is sold individually. This product is white in color and measures approximately 1-1/2-inches in length by 1/2-inch in width. Be sure to disconnect the gas supply to the range before you begin this repair. This is an OEM part sourced directly from the manufacturer.

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PartSelect Number PS952858
Manufacturer Part Number WB13K10014

Customer Repair Stories

Change bad/broken igniter on gas stove top burners

Very simple repair with no tools required. Turn off power to stove. Remove grates, remove burner, pull old Top Burner Spark Electrode up being careful not to jerk it up hard - wiggle if necessary, unplug wire from old electrode, plug wire into new electrode making sure it fits snug - if not, squeeze it closed a little at a time until it fits snug, push new igniter into place being careful not to force it and crack the ceramic body. Install burner being careful not to damage the electrode, Install grates. Turn power back on and test to make sure it works. It took me all of 15 minutes to change 2 burner spark electrodes. The only bad thing about this repair is that the shipping costs as much as the parts.
  • James from Kaplan, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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burner would not lite

openend stove top disconnected wire pushed out old sparker inserted new one closed lid game over
  • Glen from Kenner, LA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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Fixes Symptom 3% of time
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9 Reviews

Rated by 8 customers 

  

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Less than 15 mins 

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This burner head, or surface burner, is used in ranges and ovens. The burner sends gas through the holes and slots to create an equal flame across the cooking area. If the gas igniter glows but will not light up, or there are heating inconsistencies, replacing the burner head could be the solution to your problem. No tools are required for this installation. To change the burner, first lift the grate and take the burner cap off. Next, lift the burner away from the cooktop. To set the new burner in place correctly, check the locating tab that fits into the V-shaped notch and make sure the igniter fits into the cut-out. Refer to the diagram provided by the manufacturer for further instructions.

$ 39.77
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PartSelect Number PS1020327
Manufacturer Part Number WB16K10055

Replacing your General Electric Range Burner Head - Medium - 9500

Replacing your Burner Head - Medium - 9500

Customer Repair Stories

Burner on stove not working correctly

Order parts and installed - no tools needed - completed repairs less than 1 minute
  • Trevor from Eldersburg, MD
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Burnt burner

Just put it on. Quite proud of myself for figuring out what and how to get the part however! The website was very helpful.
  • Janine from Wind Gap, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 2% of time
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8 Reviews

Rated by 4 customers 

  

Really Easy 

Less than 15 mins 

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Sold individually.

$ 41.22
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PartSelect Number PS3486550
Manufacturer Part Number WB16K10070

Customer Repair Stories

Needed To Replace Burner

Took longer to open the box.
  • Robert K from York, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
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Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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$ 94.34
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PartSelect Number PS11725182
Manufacturer Part Number WB13X25261
Fixes Symptom 1% of time
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This also comes with Spark Electrode.

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PartSelect Number PS1018858
Manufacturer Part Number WB16K10053
Fixes Symptom 1% of time

Rated by 4 customers 

  

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1- 2 hours 

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Sold individually.

$ 13.71
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PartSelect Number PS3510420
Manufacturer Part Number WB01K10112

Customer Repair Stories

some of electrodes not working at times,found were bad,wires had some insulation missing, clips looked burnt,found all new parts replaced

the electrodes on this model have to be removed before you can raise cooktop, once cooktop is raised remove wire from burner bracket, use needle nose pliers to squeeze bottom of clip,remove &replace with new parts.
  • Dana from LEEDS, AL
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Pliers
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