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The oven piot light heats a sensor which keeps the pilot light burning after releasing the button. The pilot light flame must be sensed by the sensor, the sensor must be in working condition. Replace the sensor or make necessary adjustments to make the pilot light flame burn on the sensor. The sensor is either a thermocouple or a generator. Thermocouple is standard, a generator needs to be properly matched with its type rated in millivolts, same rating for the replacement.
If you are talking about the little flame that is supposed to be burning at all times then you need to go to a hardware store and purchase a thermocouple. It is a small copper tube that sense's the flame. When working it will constantly burn a pilot flame so that when you turn on the oven it will ignite the gas in the burner. Once the burner is lit it will stay lit until the oven reaches the desired temperature. Replace the THERMOCOUPLE.
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You might need a new thermocouple. The thermocouple tells the oven that the pilot is lit and that it is ok to let gas into the oven. It is the metal rod that is connected to the pilot. They are fairly cheap and easy to install.
I'll give this a go!
With a cooker like this, you depress and then turn the control knob, press the ignition button and continue to depress the control knob for a few seconds. This is because a device called a thermocouple is heated by the flame and you have to continue to depress the control knob so that sufficient gas flows to heat up the thermocouple. If the thermocouple does not get hot or stay hot then the gas valve is automatically closed - stopping the gas. The thermocouple is a 'flame failure' safety device. If the gas gets cut off then the flame goes out and the thermocouple goes cold switching off the gas valve automatically.
However, you are having to try and manually keep the gas going for a good five minutes.
I would think that there is either a problem with the thermocouple or the gas control valve!