DIY Oven Range Repair

This is the second gas range I have repaired in my lifetime. The first one was about twenty years ago. In that time, not much has changed in the process. Except that I get overnight delivery at a fraction of the cost for the part I need. Having done this once before, I had my suspicions on what was wrong.

I shut off the power and pulled off the door. Then it was a matter of accessing the panel at the bottom of the range. At which point I removed the heat shield and saw the problem. Which is exactly what I thought it was going to be.

The igniter was on its last legs. When I touched it, the two metal parts crumbled. Time to pull it out and buy the part off Amazon. The part should arrive tonight by 10pm. If I’m feeling up to it, I’ll finish the repair tonight. Most likely I’ll do it first thing in the morning tomorrow.

If by chance I am wrong about the issue, I will have to go to the internet and scour some troubleshooting tips. But this part need replacement anyhow.

I love doing this sort of thing. Next is to figure out why my upstairs fridge isn’t making ice. I have a feeling it’s frozen solid. Which means I may have to thaw the fridge for a day or two. Thank goodness we have a second fridge in our basement. But that’s for another blog post.