After some research, I came to the conclusion that I had a faulty igniter. The information that I found seemed like it would be an easy fix. I located a replacement igniter for just under $25 from Sears. I figured that if I messed something up, that at least I would only be out $25 and my time.
Once I determined that the problem was the igniter, the fix only required the use of a few tools.
Before doing anything else, I made sure the oven was unplugged and that the gas line to the oven was turned off. I did not remove my oven door, but it probably would make the fix a little bit easier to reach. If you chose to do this, now would be the time.
|A Robertson (square) screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, wrench, and wire cutter were the only tools needed for this fix.|
|The new igniter came with two porcelain wire nuts.|
|I then removed the oven racks.|
|The bottom of my oven is held in by two flat-head screws at the back of the oven. I removed the screws, slid the oven bottom forward and lifted it out.|
|The Oven Baffle was then visible. My baffle was held on by one nut, which I removed with the wrench.|
I set the oven racks, bottom, and baffle aside. Then I could finally get to the actual problem.
|I placed the wire nuts on the wires and gave them a twist.|
|I then attached the new igniter and made sure that the wires were in the correct locations. To me, it looks like the new igniter has a little happy face!|
|The fix was done at this point, but I wanted to test it out before I put everything back together. The new igniter lit right up and started the gas within 30 seconds. So I just put everything back together in the opposite order.|
|This was actually a quick and easy fix and it saved me a ton of money since I could do it myself and I did not have to buy a new oven.|