A gas stove's spark igniter is a small electrical component that creates the spark that lights the gas. Over time, this component can wear out and need to be replaced. If your gas stove's burner is clicking but not lighting, it's likely that the spark igniter is the cause of the problem. Replacing the spark igniter is a bit more complicated than cleaning or realigning the burner cap. In this article, we'll show you step-by-step how to remove the old igniter and replace it with the new one.
Before you begin, it's important to turn off the power to your stove. This can usually be done by unplugging the stove or switching off the circuit breaker. This step is crucial for your safety.
Next, turn off the gas supply to the stove. This can usually be done by turning the valve located near the stove.
To access the spark igniter, you'll need to remove the burner head from the stove. This can usually be done by lifting the burner head off the stove. Be sure to use caution, as the burner head may still be hot.
Once you have access to the spark igniter, you can use a screwdriver to disconnect the wires that are connected to it. Be sure to note the position of the wires and how they were connected before you remove them.
Before attaching the new igniter, it's important to check that the wires are in good condition and not damaged in any way. If the wires are damaged, they will need to be replaced before you can attach the new igniter.
To attach the new igniter, you can do this by reattaching the wires and then putting it into the place where the old one was. Make sure that the new igniter is securely in place.
Once the new igniter is in place, you can put your stove back together and turn the power back on. Turn the gas supply back on and test the stove to see if the problem has been solved.
By following these steps, you should be able to remove the old igniter and replace it with the new one. Remember to always turn off the power and gas supply before working on your stove, and to use caution when handling the burner head and the wires. If you're not comfortable with this process, it's best to seek professional help.