How to Change a Gas Stove Ignition Switch


When you turn on your gas range, electricity runs through a circuit to a small component called an ignition switch. This switch fires and then lights the stove burners. If your stove doesn't respond when you turn it on, you could have a bad ignition switch. You can change the ignition switch yourself without calling a service technician, and you will only need two basic tools to do the job.

Things You'll Need

  • Putty knife
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Shut off the power supply to your stove and unplug it. Shut off the gas valve on the rear of the stove.

  • Lift the metal grill plates off the burners on the stovetop.

  • Insert your putty knife under the corners of the top panel of the stove. Pry up to pop the internal clips and lift the panel up.

  • Locate the damaged ignition switch mounted to the side of the gas burner. The switch will likely be square in shape with wiring connected to the bottom of it.

  • Unplug the wiring harness from the back of the switch.

  • Detach the screw holding the switch in place. Remove the switch.

  • Fit a new switch in the burner assembly. Reconnect the wiring and replace the screw.

  • Replace the top panel of the stove and reposition the metal grill plates. Turn on the gas valve on the rear of the stove. Restore power to your stove.

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