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Delay in oven burner to light after pilot is lit.

Oven is delayed in lighing after pilot is lit by sometimes 5 to 15 minutes. Also it seems the setting has to be over 350* for it to light. Up to this point oven has worked good, purchased in 1992.
Model number 2121XRA- serial #04C244745147

The upper stove top burners work fine it is just the oven that seems to delay longer all the time.

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Usually delayed lighting on a standing pilot system is caused by a gas pathway that is dirty from spilled food or grease. If you can remove the burner assembly and clean it that will correct the problem. If there is a removable plate above it then you can remove that and get access instead of removing it. Pilot ignitions work by creating a column of gas between the pilot and the burner that is established when the burner is turned on kind of like a fuse. A small tube my be used to establish the column of gas between burner and pilot and it may get blocked with food that overflows. Sometimes the pilot is just located right next to the burner and may get partially blocked or the orifice in the burner next to the pilot may be blocked. Cleaning all this helps. Be very careful with gas. Work in a well ventilated area. Turn on gas very briefly to run an ignition test. Turn off the gas and vent it off if it fails to light in about 5 seconds. Unburned propane drops to the floor and collects. Natural gas rises. Be aware of this when you ventilate.

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That is whats described as a slow opening valve., the solinoid on the valve is probably getting a little weak causeing it to open much more slowly than when it was a new one. one solution is to replace the valve and the other is to replace the stove.

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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