** Does the circuitry of an igniter actually have a continuous path when not operating? **
Yes. It is a semiconductor, it is essentially a big resister. At a room temperature the resistance of the ignitor should be between 50 and 1100 ohms*.
* NOTE. Just having that resistance does not necessarily mean it is "good", just that it is not open (ie. burnt out).
** I also tested the continuity for the igniter (the one I think I burned out, as described earlier) **
You said previously, "When the "wrong" wiring was in place, there was no power delivered to the igniter because it was attached to itself."
If it was never connected to power it shouldn't be "burnt out" although its element could be physically broken if it was handled roughly.
The Appliance Information Site
- 10 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon
- 11 Tiny Bathrooms We Love
- 12 Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- Kitchen Envy: 10 Rooms We Love
- 25 Clever Ideas for Repurposed Storage
- 10 Surprising Ways to Cure Household Odors
- 11 Ways to Winterize Your Home on a Budget
- 10 Ways to Live Large in a Small Space
- 10 Eye-Catching Options for Your Front Door
- Dressing Up the Dresser: 11 Clever DIY Transformations
- 12 Hobbit Houses to Make You Consider Moving Underground
- 10 Ways to Use Mirrors to Your Design Advantage
- 10 New Uses for Old Doors
- How To: Paint EVERYTHING
- Man, Oh Man! 7 Unbelievable Guy Spaces
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 12 Wow-Worthy Woods for Kitchen Countertops
- 10 "Neat" Garage Storage Solutions
- 10 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality
- How To: Clean EVERYTHING