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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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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

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!


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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