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1950 Wedgewood stove safety valve instruction

Hello,
I have a 1950 Wedgewood stove that I just fixed the oven on. Problem is that I can't figure out how to get the safety valve to allow me to use it! I push it in, the gas goes on and she lights beautifully, but as soon as I release the button, the gas shuts off. Help! I have the original manual and it doesn't tell me what to do in this case.
Any hints? I just spent $300 getting a new thermocoupler put in (I think that's what it is called) and I want to do some baking!
Thanks,
Cecilia

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  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Greetings from Phialdelphia. . . I am restoring the same vintage Wedgewood but sadly the owners manual was lost. . . could I get a copy of yours? I would be happy to pay costs or if it is easier you could scan and send.

    Thanks,
    Gregory
    gregory.oliveri@yahoo.com

  • brasil711 Feb 23, 2009

    I need the manual too? Any ideas where I can get the users manual?

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Maybe this might help you?
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061130165913AAMHKsW

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Hold the red button down for a minute - pilot - under the burner cover at the rear of the stove. One pilot is for the ovens and other is for the stove top.

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Hi there CECILIA WE HAVE A 1940 wedgewood we bought in 1975 its a greate stove still.well i think you need to change the gas value that turns on the gas ..look on e bay .your friend .
ed gibbs

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