My Kitchenaid gas stove/oven is having a problem working as a oven. It has electric igniters for the oven, one at the bottom for the main oven and one near the top for the broiler mode. When I put it in bake mode, the lower burners inside the oven are not lighting up. Broil is ok. The stoves are ok. I supect the igniter has burnt out and got a replacement on-line. The problem is how do I get access to the back of the stove to replace it?
I tried to move the stove. But it is connected to the gas supply line using a short flex pipe. I can not get enough space at the back to get in or work. Is it tricky to remove the felx tube from the stove and reattach it later. I can see it at the bottom of the stove when I take out the lower storage drawer. It is at the back of the unit. How do I shut of the gas supply? I need a long handled tool to access the supply valve at the back. It is at floor level.
I am fairly handy. Recently I have changed the water inlet valve of the diswahser and had installed a water filter under a sink before :-) I have found that water pipes are tricky, specially those with compression fittings. How tricky are the gas lines? Commen sense tells me they are far more dangerous!
Thanks for all your advice.