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Re: Range Top Pilot Lights
Use a bar-b-que lighter with a loing handle to lite pilot, and yes if the pilot goes out there will be a constant supply of gas going inot home, very minimal amount but as a cumiltve effect not very smart thing.
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most stoves do not have pilot lights but work from a pizo ignition system
when you turn on the gas knob ,the first action is to energize the pizo and that continually sparks to ignite the gas at the hob
the same is with the oven
ovens should be lit with the oven door open and once lit then the door can be closed
Hot point has 2 pilot lights on top... light them... then go to oven and light that one... it is a safety feature... no pilot on top kills the pilot in the stove. .. since gas is heavier then air the company made sure if there was a gas leak on top that it would not be caught by oven and blow up.
Is there a gas pilot light that stays lit all the time or does it have an electric pilot light that glows red to start the oven.Either way if it's a gas pilot the thermocouple is bad, if electric the igniter is bad.
You probably have grease that has gotten into the pilot. Turn off the gas to the pilot and detach the pilot tubing and pilot tip. It sometimes helps to take a propane torch and heat up the pilot tip and tubing, paying special attention to the first bend from the pilot tip. Get it red hot and tap out any ash from the inside. You may have to **** out the tubing with a piece of bare wire or blow it out with WD-40. With the oven pilot, check the pilot flame. If low, adjust. If OK, replace the thermocouple. If neither of these corrects the problem, replace the pilot satety. I always recommend a new thermocouple with a new pilot safety.
Some of the models require you to push in the oven thermostat knob to set the pilot if it blows out. So try pushing in the knob and hold it while lighting the pilot. When the pilot lights continue to hold the knob in for about a minute. When you let go of the knob the pilot should stay lit. If it does not stay lit then try it one more time. If it continues to go out the thermocouple or aso might be bad and will need service.
the pilot and burner are usually covered, so it's doubtful that grease buildup would be a problem. it's probable that the thermocouple is defective or not positioned in the flame properly. the thermocouple tells the gas valve that there is a flame and it's okay to send gas through and the oven lights. if the t-couple is bad, it's fairly cheap to replace. however, if you could smell the gas odor from downstairs, the gas valve itself could be bad and that is not cheap to replace. get a competent repairman to check it out and turn off the gas while your'e waiting. you could have an explosive situation.
open the oven. take out the racks and push on the button plan toward the back and left it out of the oven.
you will see a small orfix appromiate middle of the fire ring. light a match to it. put eveything back.
you in business.