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Gas Oven Won’t Light DIY Repair Video

by The Handyguys

in Radio, Video Podcasts

Your gas oven won’t light, what do you do? In this Handyguys video we do a fairly simple repair and saved big dollars!

What part do I need to fix my gas oven won’t light issue?

People call this part many different things such as

  • Hot Surface igniter
  • Burner igniter
  • Igniter
  • Starter

gas oven won't light

The part wasn’t expensive and our friends over at Repair Clinic have them in stock. Some will look a little different from this one depending on your make and model.  To make sure you get the correct part just enter your model number in the search box below this post and you will be taken to Repair Clinic.

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Anthony Pagano March 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

There are two issues that can arise from your gas oven, and they are both easy to diagnose and resolve without professional appliance service repair. Either 1. The oven won’t light or 2. The burners won’t light. This video is a great DIY guide to replacing the igniter for the oven not lighting. If you need help with the burner, you should try cleaning the burner holes to remove gunk that could be the cause of the issue. Once the igniter is cleaned, try test it. If this still doesn’t not fix the problem, you either need to replace the igniter, the igniter switch or the igniter control module.

Good luck!
Anthony

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The Handyguys March 4, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Thanks Anthony, maybe we do a burner troubleshooting video in the future. Some old styles may even still use a pilot light. We could perhaps even cover troubleshooting pilots that wont light or wont stay lit. I guess thats two new videos to add to the list.

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Felita November 10, 2014 at 9:23 pm

question rather than comment. i have a ge jgbs03ppw1wh stove range my oven pilot light is lit but the bar that lights up to heat the oven is not getting gas pumped into it. the top works fine. its a 21 year old stove and this is my first problem ever with it.

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The Handyguys November 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

It could be the thermocouple. On yours its part of an assembly called the Oven Safety Valve. Enter your model number in the parts search box below and scroll down until you find the part. If you have any hesitation about the install please call a professional. Good luck and let us know how you make out.

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felita November 18, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Bought a new oven safety valve and my oven still won’t light. No gas pumping into the bar. IS my oven broke? Everything else still works. Pilot light, stove top.

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The Handyguys November 18, 2014 at 4:38 pm

The safety valve stops the flow of gas if the pilot goes out or if the ignighter wont light. This video may help http://youtu.be/-RZtxSvOe-U

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The Handyguys November 18, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Also, since you have a pilot light. If the thermocouple connected to the safety valve is not installed correctly it wont work. I suspect you are very close to making this work. Ensure your thermocouple (the probe wire thingy) is exactly where the old one was.

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felita November 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

The wire is connected and positioned the same as the old one. i took pictures of step by step when I removed the old one to ensure I would place the new one exactly. Would the gas line hooked into valve go bad? It wouldn’t seem likely because I don’t smell any gas emmiting from anywhere strange.

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The Handyguys November 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

The gas line doesn’t go bad. If you have gas to the pilot and the top burners then its fine. Do the check in the video I mentioned in my earlier comment. You could have a defective safety valve. Repair clinic is great with returns/exchanges. Also, send me the pictures of the old and new one showing the thermocouple. email them to [email protected]

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