Gas Oven Igniter

Old 08-12-03, 10:45 AM
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Gas Oven Igniter - Glow time

It seems that the igniter on my Frigigaire FGF333BAWB takes about 3-5 minutes to ignite the burner. (initially; on cycle/restarts much less)

Is this a long"time"?

what should this delay be??

Old 08-12-03, 12:44 PM
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Weak Ignitor

Hello iannewby and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

Very common problem for the burner to take so long to light. The cause is a weak ignitor. Replacing it should resolve the problem.

There are several other questions on the subject in this forum that have additional information on replacing the ignitor, etc. Reading them will provide plent of additonal helpful advice, etc.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible other problems may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts.

Install the new ignitor exactly as you found the existing ignitor.
Be advise that some new replacement ignitors do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old ignitor and attach it to the new ignitor.

Simple clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old ignitor, attach to the wires of the new ignitor and wire nut the two ends together.

Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and wire nut them together. There is no postive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

Glow ignitors are fragile & break easily. Handle and install the new ignitor carefully. Glow ignitors are a non returnable and non refundable electric componet.

Read the existing questions on ovens in this forum topic. Doing so will provide you with additional information on how to access the ignitor, remove the old one and install the replacement.

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