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The pilot light in my natural gas oven is lit. When I turn the oven on, a secondary pilot light is lit under the oven burner but the oven doesn't heat. Is it the thermometer or the thermocoupler or something of that nature?

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The secondary pilot you speak of should envelope the end of the thermocouple. That heats up the fluid inside, which expands and forces fluid to open the oven gas valve. If the end of the thermocouple is enveloped in the flame, but you have no oven ignition, you will have to replace the oven valve. It is the part the temp knob is attached to and also has the thermocouple attached to it.

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