Ignitor Replacement

Old 07-21-04, 03:22 PM
Jeff Placzek
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Ignitor Replacement

I have researched our current problem, and it appears that we probably need to replace the ignitor in our gas oven. (The electrical type, hot surface glow ignitor)

I tracked down our model number of whirlpool stove (SF395PEP) and it appears that the ignitor it uses is part number: ps387058

The part shown in the picture of the replacement part looks very different from the one currently in the stove... The one in the stove seems more like a small block/coil... The new replacement piece photo looks more like a heat resistant brick chunk with a probe sticking out of the end...

Does something seem amiss-- or is it common to replace a part with a "new-style" part that potentially works better?
Old 07-21-04, 09:18 PM
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Hi: Jeff

The replacement should be identical to the one presently installed. One reason why an online site may not be the best place to visually see the part or buy the part.

Best suggestion is to visit the local appliance retail parts store in your area. Bring in the HSI (Hot Surface Ignitor) and the make, model and serial numbers.

The counter person there will compare the part with the one you have. Different ignitors mount differently. Thus requiring a diffent mounting bracket.

If there was a model change or an ignitor change during manufacturing, it will be noted in the serial numbers. An incorrect ignitor will not function correctly and will cause burner ignition problems, etc.

If you have the web page links to the web sites, post them here. Find the correct looking part and the one which does not look correct. Note which is which. Than note which part looks like the part on the appliance you have.

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