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GE Gas Dryer Igniter Replacement #WE4M449

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the igniter on GE and Hotpoint gas dryers. The most common reason for replacing the igniter is when the dryer tumbles but doesn’t heat the clothes.

All of the information in this igniter replacement video is applicable to the following brands: GE, Hotpoint

Step By Step Instructions

1
Be sure you unplug the appliance before beginning
2
Turn off the gas supply.
3
Your first step is to disconnect the gas line from the rear of the dryer.
4
Now remove the screws at the rear of the control panel to release it.
5
Next, open the dryer door and remove the screws inside the door frame which secure the main top.
6
Now carefully slide the main top forward, unhook it from the control panel tabs and remove.
7
Uninstall the screws securing the front panel.
8
Now, lift the front panel up and rotate it to the side.
9
Next, disconnect the wire harnesses from the gas valve solenoids as well as the igniter wire harness.
10
Remove the screws securing the burner assembly to the base and carefully remove the burner assembly from the cabinet.
11
Remove the mounting screw to release the old igniter.
12
You’re now ready to install the new igniter.
13
Be careful not to damage the igniter as you position it on the burner assembly bracket and secure the screw.
14
Reposition the burner assembly in the cabinet and secure it to the base with the screws.
15
Connect the wire harness to the new igniter and reconnect the gas valve solenoids wire harnesses.
16
Reposition the front panel by first inserting the tabs in the base with the slots in the panel.
17
Now lift up the drum and snap the front panel into place.
18
Secure the screws.
19
Replace the main top by inserting the control panel tabs into the slots at the back of the main top.
20
Fully position then replace the screws.
21
Secure the control panel with the screws in the back.
22
Reconnect the gas line to the dryer and turn the gas supply back on.
23
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the appliance is functioning properly.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the igniter on GE and Hotpoint gas dryers. The most common reason for replacing the igniter is when the dryer tumbles but doesn’t heat the clothes.

All of the information in this igniter replacement video is applicable to the following brands: GE, Hotpoint
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Be sure you unplug the appliance before beginning
2
Turn off the gas supply.
3
Your first step is to disconnect the gas line from the rear of the dryer.
4
Now remove the screws at the rear of the control panel to release it.
5
Next, open the dryer door and remove the screws inside the door frame which secure the main top.
6
Now carefully slide the main top forward, unhook it from the control panel tabs and remove.
7
Uninstall the screws securing the front panel.
8
Now, lift the front panel up and rotate it to the side.
9
Next, disconnect the wire harnesses from the gas valve solenoids as well as the igniter wire harness.
10
Remove the screws securing the burner assembly to the base and carefully remove the burner assembly from the cabinet.
11
Remove the mounting screw to release the old igniter.
12
You’re now ready to install the new igniter.
13
Be careful not to damage the igniter as you position it on the burner assembly bracket and secure the screw.
14
Reposition the burner assembly in the cabinet and secure it to the base with the screws.
15
Connect the wire harness to the new igniter and reconnect the gas valve solenoids wire harnesses.
16
Reposition the front panel by first inserting the tabs in the base with the slots in the panel.
17
Now lift up the drum and snap the front panel into place.
18
Secure the screws.
19
Replace the main top by inserting the control panel tabs into the slots at the back of the main top.
20
Fully position then replace the screws.
21
Secure the control panel with the screws in the back.
22
Reconnect the gas line to the dryer and turn the gas supply back on.
23
You’re now ready to plug the power cord back in and confirm that the appliance is functioning properly.

Applicable Product Model

Parts Needed
Igniter
Igniter
$100.52
Recommended Tools and Accessories
Cleaner
Cleaner
$14.18
Total$0.00

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