790.71002100 safety valve connector broken

kamhikamhi

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Location
Los Angeles, CA
Model Number
790.71002100
Brand
Sears Kenmore
Age
More than 10 years
While trying to swap out the igniter in my oven, one of the wires was stuck to the safety valve - and when it came off, so did the male connector from the safety valve.

Reference images here: https://imgur.com/a/3zc7ON5

Does the entire safety valve now need to be replaced, or is there a way to get that connector back on there? If it’s fixable, is that something a repair person is better off handling or are the steps simple enough for a novice to handle? If the entire thing needs to be replaced, that part alone seems to be $200+ and will likely consider just replacing the entire oven.

Oven: Kenmore 790.71002100
Safety valve part #3203459

Thanks in advance! Someday I’ll learn I’m just no good at DIY...
 

Dan O.

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Valve replacement required

Does the entire safety valve now need to be replaced
There's no way I know to reinstall the terminal. Normally the whole valve would need to be replaced.

that part alone seems to be $200+ and will likely consider just replacing the entire oven.
That's up to you, $250 to repair or $800-$1,000+ to replace... plus the hassle.

Dan O.
 
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