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Frigidaire Gallery Professional Series gas range wont light.

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Frigidaire Gallery Professional Series gas range won't light. No clicking sound of igniter. What could be broken and how easy to replace? Model # XXXXX Ser. # XXXXX Thanks.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

Is nothing working at all? Do any of the cooktop burners turn on? Does the broiler still work? Anything?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Power to display. Cooktop burners work fine. Broiler works too.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 years ago.
Ok perfect. It sounds like your oven igniter below the floor inside your oven is just starting to fail and needs to be ordered and replaced. Oven igniters last about 6-8 years under normal use before they tend to start failing. They need to draw at least 3.2 amps or else they won't open the gas valve correctly and it will either crack the valve open, or open and shut the valve several times when it should just be holding open. It doesn't matter if the igniter is glowing or not; just because it glows doesn't mean the igniter is drawing enough power to open the safety valve. The igniter is only about a $50 part and you can replace it yourself if you want to remove the racks inside the oven and then remove the floor to access it. Otherwise it will cost about $150-175 to call someone and replace it for you. Below is a link to the bake igniter you'd need to order and replace.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thanks for your previous answer. The old igniter has the same resistance reading as the new one. But it IS about 10 years old. I'm just shy about replacing a non-returnable part and losing the $65 if it's something else. Also, is the insulation on the new part enough to protect the wires from the heat? It appears to be cloth-like and similar material to the old stuff but thinner. Should I re-wrap the new wires with the old insulation? It could just slip over. Thanks again.


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Brand: Frigidaire
Type of Appliance: Oven & Range

Already Tried:
bought new igniter, ready to install.

Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 4 years ago.
Testing resistance of the igniter is not really a reliable test since it's really about the amp drawer when the igniter is hot. If you have an amp clamp you can test the amp draw and it should be 3.2 amps or more.

As for the insulation, there is a sheathing over the old igniter wires and you can put that over the new igniter wires if you'd like. It shouldn't matter either way, but it would give added heat protection if you wanted to do that.

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