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Oven Pilot Light

Where is the pilot light for this oven, and how do I get it lit?

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  • stoutmw65 Oct 29, 2008

    My oven is an older model without an ignitor button. However, I noticed something in the back, rear bottom drawer under the oven. When I lit a match and turned the heat on, lo and behold, there was fire! Thanks. If nothing else, your response made me look a little closer.

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Hi not sure but if your oven is activated like the gas hobs? ie electronic spark? not actual flame pilot thentry this ? turn gas dial to start? or the rq'd temp setting? then push/press the dial inwards whilst you press the ignitor button for hob ? rather like the operation start up of mobile valor gas heaters??

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Thanks so much. My daughter called in a panic. She could not find the pilot. I love that you told me where she should look and added that helpful tip to turn on the oven! Problem solved.

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