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hayessp

12:32PM | 10/13/08
Member Since: 10/12/08
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I have a stove that I bought less than 5 years ago. The igniter has been replaced twice. The service guy came today to replace it for a third time. Before he left, it blew and caught fire, damaging the computer board and burner tube. At this point, how safe is it to have this stove fixed?

DanO

06:36PM | 10/13/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Amana gas stove **

I'm afraid that is not enough information to identify the appliance in question. What is needed is its exact model number and for Amana, its MFG (manufacturing) number as well.

You can find tips for locating the model and serial number identification tag on your appliances at the following link:

- Model Number Tag Search

LINK > www.appliance411.com/parts/tagsearch.cgi

** [less than 5 years old.] The igniter has been replaced twice. The service guy came today to replace it for a third time. **

Did it fail in exactly the same way each time? If so, maybe there's a problem with its positioning? That component does normally fail fairly frequently but that is a bit too often IMO.

** it blew and caught fire **

The ignitor caught fire???

** At this point, how safe is it to have this stove fixed? **

I myself would likely be more interested in the cost to repair it. You're describing a likely large repair bill which might near consideration for replacing it (the whole range) instead.

As long as an appliance is fixed properly, there should be no reason it would be "unsafe" afterwards. Is the person performing the service an Amana/Maytag *factory authorized* service depot? They would be my choice for having the job done correctly.

JMO

Dan O.

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hayessp

01:29PM | 10/15/08
Member Since: 10/12/08
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Thanks for answering my question. Maytag has agreed to repair everything with no cost to me. My main concern is if it was safe. You were asking about the igniter catching fire. Yes it caught fire, that's what caused everything else to go. I am going to have it fixed, but have gotten Maytag to agree that if it happens again, they will replace the stove. Thanks again for answering.

DanO

11:08PM | 10/15/08
Member Since: 11/11/02
2271 lifetime posts
** Yes [the ignitor] caught fire **

I've never seen an ignitor actually catch "fire" and don't know how it could even happen as it is made from noncombustible material (silicon carbide and ceramic).

** Maytag has agreed to repair everything with no cost **

Glad to hear it. Thanks for letting us know.

Dan O.

www.Appliance411.com/parts/?ref411=Amana+Range

The Appliance Information Site

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