Replacing Oven Ignitor

Old 11-11-06, 07:47 AM
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Replacing Oven Ignitor

Ignitor WB2X9154
GE oven
I'm in the process of replacing my lower (bake) oven ignitor. Removing the ignitor was the easy part. I removed the pipe that the ignitor was attached to by removing the 2 screws in the rear of the oven near the gas line and the 1 screw in front. I replaced the ignitor on the pipe, and connected the wires to the oven.

1st question: The wires from the oven are not marked, I assumed the wire that has the inline fuse on it is +. Is this correct. I also assumed that my replacement ignitor wire that had writing on it was -.

2nd question: How do you replace the two screws in the back of the oven? I can barely fit a 1/4" wrench back there but it can only turn about 1/8 of a revolution before I need to reset the wrench. This is making it impossible to get the screw set so I can remove the wrench and continue to tighten it. How is this done?
Old 11-12-06, 09:30 AM
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Hello rylflush and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Polarity makes no difference to an (HSI) Hot Surface Glow Igniter. Connect wires any way possible, one wire to one wire only, of course. Fuse wire is usually positive (+) but doubt makes any differences. In some cases ends of terminals must be cut off and bare wires connected using terminal twist ends.

To re install screws, do so exactly as you did to remove them. Turn each with fingers until seated. Then use wrench to snug them up.

Tight fit very likely but you did manage to get them out, so they will go back in the same fashion. Unless re install is not done correctly. Recheck your work and re install procedures.

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