Anything from starchy water to a misaligned electrode can stop a gas burner from heating up or receiving sufficient spark. If you’re called in to look at a malfunctioning burner, one of the first things to check is the electrode itself. Replace it on an LG gas range by ordering a replacement part #EAD60700502 and following these steps:
- Unplug the oven and turn off the gas. Both electricity and gas can be dangerous as you’re repairing connected components, and disconnecting all potential power sources should be your first step for any repair.
- Remove the grates, burner caps, and burner bases, then remove the top panel. There are fifteen screws that hold the panel to the burner bases, and you’ll need to also snap back the clips holding the panel in place. Removing the top panel will give you access to the underlying wires and electrodes.
- Unplug the electrode’s wire. Disconnect it from the spark module at the side of the range, and loosen the bands holding the wire in place. Snap the electrode assembly, which is comprised of the electrode itself and the wire that connects to the module, entirely free of the orifice holder and remove it.
- Install the new electrode. Snap the electrode itself back into place at the bracket connected to the orifice holder, run the wire through the bands holding all of the wires for each burner, and then connect the wire base to the electrode module.
- Put the top panel back in place and reassemble the bases, caps, and grates. At each step, make sure the electrode are positioned so they aren’t shifted or damaged by the top panel and bases.
Having spare electrodes for the most common models of ranges is a handy way to perform repairs quickly since a burner that isn’t producing a spark is one of the most commonly reported problems. Go to Appliance Express here to learn about other common repair procedures.