I smell gas and the pilot lights are on under the top surface, but I can't seem to find the pilot for the oven? Is it in the oven or broiler? I am renting an apartment and do not have a manual. But, it is a tappan. Also, the oven does not work.
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Re: Where is the pilot light for the oven?
Look inside the oven where the burners come into the oven. Right at that point you should find the pilot light. Here is where you light the pilot.If you smell a lot of gas when you open the door, turn off the gas altogether and let it dissipate. Then turn ot on and then you can light it.
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When the oven control knob is in the off position(vertical), turn it counter-clockwise to the next position. This is the oven pilot light. Push the knob down, and while holding down, push the red piezo ignitor button located behind the bottom plate under the oven door. This little door swings open top down, like the oven door. Push the ignitor repeatedly, while holding the knob down. If it doesn't light, or you smell gas, let it dissipate before trying again.
The surface on this range have standing pilots that must be lit initially. To light them: 1. Be sure the surface burner control knobs are in the "OFF" position. 2. Remove the grates and cook top. 3. Locate the pilot ports and light each of them with a match. Replace the cook top and grates.
Light the oven burner pilot in the following manner: 1. Be sure the oven control knob is in the "OFF" position. 2. Remove the broiler carriage. 3. Hold a lighted match at the top forward section of the pilot (See diagram). No adjustment is required. 4. Replace the broiler carriage.
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did you light oven pilot? alot forget that 1. if so take a soap solution and check all conections going to range and under range top. better if you use soft small piant brush to put solution on with then look for bubbles
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.
Lets take the oven problem first. Sounds like you have a Hot Surface Ignitor problem. This is the device that glows and lights the burner. You can buy a universal ignitor at most appliance or heating and air conditioning supply houses. Note carefully how the old one is mounted. You may have to make some adjustments to mount the new ignitor, but it MUST be close to the gas burner like the old one! You don't smell gas because the gas valve will not open until the ignitor is hot. All ignitors work with the same voltage, so simply connect the new wires to the old ones.
I'm not certain if you have a standing pilot for the stove top burners or electronic ignition. Remove the top panel to check. If you have a gas pilot, relight it. If electronic ignition, clean the ignitors. If that does not solve the problem you may have to call a technician, as these systems can be complex.
under each (the) oven behind a panel, is a red button it may be a different color from time. this has to be pushed and held while the pilot light under the oven floor is lit with a match. it has to be held to allow enough heat to activate the thermocouple, which will keep the pilot on. if this does not work there may be an additional problem