Range/Stove/Oven Repair – Replacing the Flat Style Oven Igniter Kit (GE Part # WB13K21)

We’re going to explain you how to change the oven igniter kit on your gas range. It’s a really easy job; all you’ll need is a quarter inch nut driver and a flat blade screwdriver. Let me explain you how we do it. Now before we begin this repair the first thing we’ll need to do is to disconnect the power to the range; simply unplug it.

We’ll also need to turn off the gas supply.

We’ll begin by opening the door and removing the racks, then We’re going to remove two flat-head screws, one in each corner at the rear that hold the oven bottom in place. Then we’ll reach down through these slots in the oven bottom and just lift it up at the back; push it towards the back to disengage the lip at the front, and then slide it out.

igniter kit     on your gas

Next We’re going to push the bottom drawer out a little bit, that will give us access to the quarter inch hex head screw that secures the shield in place of the harness that leads to the oven igniter. So remove that single screw. We can pivot that shield out of the way and remove it.

And that will give us access to a little cover just above the gas valve that secures the connection to the igniter; we need to remove that. That will allow us to pull the harness connector through an opening in the back so we can unplug it. You may have to remove one of the wires from the gas valve to give yourself a little more clearance there.

Then pull that harness through the opening. Just squeeze the two locking tabs and disconnect it. Next we’ll remove two screws that hold the igniter to the burner, and you can lift out the old igniter.

Now the two screws that held that in place are a machine type thread, rather than a self tapping so be sure to use those same two screws when you mount the new one in place. You’ll note that the mounting bracket has one flat slide and one angled side; it’s the angled side that we will use. Take caution when handling that piece, it’s very delicate; you don’t want to bump it or drop it.

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Tighten both of those screws securely to the burner.

Next we’ll reconnect the wire harness. Make sure it snaps in place; then We’re going to push that through the opening at the back of the range to keep it away from any heat. Reconnect the wire to the valve if you’ve removed it.

We’re ready to reinstall the shield.

It’s a little crescent shaped shield that fits over that opening where the harness was. Take caution when mounting that that you don’t pinch any wires. Next we can replace the larger shield.

Just insert that tab on one end into the slotted opening in the base, rotate it into position, tighten the screw securely.

the oven

We’re ready to reinstall the oven bottom, slide it all the way to the back, tilt it up, engage the front lip, then drop it into place; make sure it sits nice and flat. We’ll reinstall those two flat-head screws. Reinstall the oven racks.

Tilt it end in first, lay it flat and slide it all the way back, push our storage drawer back into place, reconnect the power and turn on the gas, and our repair is complete. Told you it was an easy job. Thanks for reading, and good luck with your repair.