June 1, 2014
If you have a round ignitor for GE XL44 oven, this is my fresh experience from today:
It was not hard but not as easy as some websites and U-Tube videos claim. Some said that it takes only one screw to disconnect a burner and then lift a shelf/cover, but there was more to it.
I am not a tech. or really handy, but it took me some 1/2 hr. to replace it.
That's how I did it (please do not ask for more details):
1. UNPLUG THE OVEN AND SHUT THE GAS.
2. Shut the gas valve on the pipe (on the same wall as outlet).
3. Remove the door by opening it some 30 degrees and pulling/lifting it up.
4. Remove the screw holding the closer end of the burner (tube).
5. Remove screws holding the cover under the burner (on the sides - just carefully find them all). There are also a couple hand crews in the back. Lift the back of the cover, then pull it out (figure it out).
6. Remove the heat shield (a layered and hollow plate under the cover). You may do w/o removing it, but I did remove it - more freedom of movement.
7. Remove 2 screws holding the back end of the burner to the back wall of the oven.
8. Disconnect 2 ignitor wires (do not let them drop inside the back oven wall - somehow clamp/hold them).
9. Pull out the burner.
10. Remove the old ignitor (2 screws) from the burner and install the new one in its place.
11. Re-install the burner with new ignitor back the same way it was there.
12. Reconnect the wires. You may have to strip them and securely connect with ceramic heat resistant wire nuts (insulate).
13. Plug electricity and turn on gas.
14. Turn on the oven and check/try if it ignites.
15. UNPLUG THE OVEN AND SHUT THE GAS AGAIN.
15. Re-install all shelves back the same way.
16. Plug the power and turn on the gas.
No claims, please. I just shared my experience.
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