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How to replace WP9758079 oven ignitor Whirlpool oven?

Replacing the oven ignitor (part WP9758079) in your Whirlpool oven is a common repair task that can help restore your oven's ability to ignite and maintain the proper temperature. A malfunctioning ignitor can prevent your oven from heating up, causing cooking issues. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to replace the oven ignitor in your Whirlpool oven:

Safety Precautions:
Before you begin, prioritize safety by disconnecting the oven from its power source. Unplug the oven or turn off the circuit breaker to prevent any electrical accidents. It's also essential to wear safety glasses and work gloves to protect yourself during the repair.

Tools and Materials:
Gather the necessary tools and materials for the task, including:
* Replacement oven ignitor (make sure it's compatible with your Whirlpool oven)
* Screwdriver (usually a Phillips)
* Nut driver or socket set
* Wire strippers and connectors (if needed)
* Workbench or a sturdy surface for working
Step-by-Step Guide:
Unplug the Oven:
Ensure the oven is disconnected from its power source by either unplugging it or turning off the circuit breaker.
Locate the Oven Ignitor:
The oven ignitor is typically located at the rear of the oven's burner assembly, near the oven's broiler or bake element. To access it, you may need to remove the oven's lower drawer or panel. Consult your oven's user manual or check online for diagrams that show the exact location of the ignitor in your specific oven model.
Remove the Oven Racks (if necessary):
To gain better access to the oven's interior, you may want to remove the oven racks and set them aside.
Access the Ignitor:
Depending on your oven model, you may need to remove one or more panels or shields to access the ignitor. Use a screwdriver or a nut driver to remove any screws securing these panels.
Disconnect the Old Ignitor:
Once you have access to the ignitor, you'll see that it's connected to wires. Carefully disconnect the wires from the old ignitor. If the wires are connected with wire connectors, use wire strippers to cut the wires near the connectors. Be sure to leave enough wire length for connecting the new ignitor.
Remove the Mounting Screws:
The ignitor is held in place with one or more mounting screws. Use a screwdriver or nut driver to remove these screws.
Detach the Old Ignitor:
After removing the mounting screws, gently pull the old ignitor away from the burner assembly. Be cautious not to damage any other components in the process.
Prepare the New Ignitor:
Take the new oven ignitor and, if needed, strip the wire ends to expose about 1/2 inch of wire. If your new ignitor comes with wire connectors, use these instead of cutting and stripping the wires.
Attach the New Ignitor:
Position the new ignitor in place where the old one was removed. Secure it with the mounting screws you removed earlier. Make sure it's properly aligned and in contact with the burner assembly.
Connect the Wires:
Connect the wires from the oven to the new ignitor. If you cut the wires previously, use wire connectors to join the new ignitor's wires to the oven's wires. Ensure a secure connection and cover the connectors with heat-resistant electrical tape or heat shrink tubing if provided.
Reassemble the Oven:
Reattach any panels or shields you removed to access the ignitor. Secure them with the appropriate screws.
Plug In the Oven:
Reconnect the oven to its power source by plugging it in or turning on the circuit breaker.
Test the Oven:
Turn on the oven and set it to a low temperature to test the new ignitor. The ignitor should glow bright orange within a minute or so. This indicates that it's working correctly and igniting the gas to heat the oven.
Monitor Oven Operation:
Keep an eye on the oven's operation during the test. Ensure that it heats up properly and maintains the desired temperature.

By following these steps, you can successfully replace the oven ignitor (part WP9758079) in your Whirlpool oven. A properly functioning ignitor is crucial for the oven's heating capabilities. If you encounter any difficulties or are unsure about any aspect of the replacement process, consult your oven's user manual or consider seeking assistance from a professional appliance technician to ensure a safe and effective ignitor replacement.
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