How to Replace the Starter on Gas GE Profile Range Top

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When you turn on the oven or stove on your GE Profile range, the starter, or igniter, is the component that fires the burners. It is a metal component that doesn't spark but rather generates enough extreme heat to light the flames. If the burners on your GE range aren't firing, it could be the result of a bad starter. These ranges are designed to be opened quickly, so you can replace the starter yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Unplug your GE range and shut off the gas valve at the rear of the unit.

  • Locate the access panel on the bottom of the range. Remove any screws with your Phillips screwdriver.

  • Remove the panel and you will have access to the burner assembly. Notice the starter mounted next to it. It is a rectangular or cylindrical component with wiring connected at the bottom.

  • Unplug the wiring at the base of the starter and remove the screw holding it in place. Remove the starter.

  • Fit a new starter in the assembly and replace the wiring and screw.

  • Replace the front access panel of the range.

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