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Oven will not ignite, but broiler and stovetop work . How to light the pilot light on the oven??

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  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2009

    stove works , broiler works on broiler mode, press brake mode and then start button , shows pre heat on indecator , does not light or start up

  • sljped Mar 04, 2009

    model jgbs16gep1ad stove and broiler work stove does not work, press bake and start button says pre heat but stove does not start up

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2009

    can't open the bottom pan to oven to ignite the oven.

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    stove top and broiler work but oven doesn't. Gas kenmore

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Most modern stoves no longer have a pilot. The problem is more than likely caused by a bad igniter on the bake manifold. The following link explains igniter types and how to replace one:

http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

Modern stoves are equipped with either a glow-bar or spark type igniter. These igniters do become weak with age and fail. This tends to be more common with the bake feature because it gets used more often. If the igniter is worn to the point that it longer produces the correct current potential or spark, the gas valve will not open and you will not have ignition. This is actually a designed safety feature that prevents free flowing gas from entering the oven cavity without ignition. Such a condition would be dangerous and could cause a flash ignition or explosion.

If the model number you have this listed under is correct, you can see an illustration of your stove at appliancepartspros.com. Just type in the model number and look under the "Gas Burner Parts" section for item number 28 (part #AP2014008).

If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back and let me know. I hope this is helpful to you.

Posted on Mar 03, 2009

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SOURCE: The stovetop works fine and broiler, but the oven

It has been my experence that the air mixture gates get clogged with waste grease vapor. these adjustable gates and pipes must be kept clean and properly adjusted. More dirt means less. improper air mixture can cause the pilots to go out. Obvious? True but you would be surprised at the simple things that can foul an otherwise good stove. (this goes for any braqnd)

Posted on May 10, 2011

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SOURCE: I have a Hardwick propane stove, 4 burners and

Hello Patrick,

WHen you turn on the oven/broiler does the size of the polot ligh increase in size??
the way it is suppose to work is...thier a small free standing polot light and when ya turn on the oven the size of the pilot is suppose to increase and heat a little bulb that is connected to a wire that is mounted to the pilot burner and when that bulb heats up it will allow the main gas to flow into the oven(not pilot burner).

If the size of the pilot does not increase it could be caused by a clogged pilot burner. the way to determine that is TURN OFF GAS SUPPLY...disconnect gas line from pilot burner and turn on gas to unit, light that tube with it disconnected from pilot burner and turn oven on and see if size of flame drastically increases...if it does turn gas off and remove and replace pilot burner
if flame sizedoes not increase the problem is going to be the thermostat

If the pilot does increase and heats the bulb on the pilot burner the problem will be with the gas valve that,that bulb in the pilot burner accathes to is bad .

now chances of the thersostat still being available is very slim if the pilot burner is clogged and needs replaced they are still available their is 2 of them one has the mounting plate on the left and one is on the right.
here is what they look like

oldtech2332_148.jpgPart number for this one is 1898-021 notice how the mounting tab is on the right

oldtech2332_149.jpgthis one is pt# 1898-022 the tab is on the left

That when performing a quick search on google is pretty much all that still available teh thermostat (would need model number) is doubtful to find also a good chance the gas valve is also no longer available

Good luck,
GENE

Posted on Oct 27, 2011

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I have a Hardwick propane stove, 4 burners and oven. The stovetop burners work fine (need a match), but now the oven does not ignite despite the pilot light working fine. I have brushed the pilot light...


Hello Patrick,

WHen you turn on the oven/broiler does the size of the polot ligh increase in size??
the way it is suppose to work is...thier a small free standing polot light and when ya turn on the oven the size of the pilot is suppose to increase and heat a little bulb that is connected to a wire that is mounted to the pilot burner and when that bulb heats up it will allow the main gas to flow into the oven(not pilot burner).

If the size of the pilot does not increase it could be caused by a clogged pilot burner. the way to determine that is TURN OFF GAS SUPPLY...disconnect gas line from pilot burner and turn on gas to unit, light that tube with it disconnected from pilot burner and turn oven on and see if size of flame drastically increases...if it does turn gas off and remove and replace pilot burner
if flame sizedoes not increase the problem is going to be the thermostat

If the pilot does increase and heats the bulb on the pilot burner the problem will be with the gas valve that,that bulb in the pilot burner accathes to is bad .

now chances of the thersostat still being available is very slim if the pilot burner is clogged and needs replaced they are still available their is 2 of them one has the mounting plate on the left and one is on the right.
here is what they look like

oldtech2332_148.jpgPart number for this one is 1898-021 notice how the mounting tab is on the right

oldtech2332_149.jpgthis one is pt# 1898-022 the tab is on the left

That when performing a quick search on google is pretty much all that still available teh thermostat (would need model number) is doubtful to find also a good chance the gas valve is also no longer available

Good luck,
GENE

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Actually, your oven probably doesn't have a pilot light at all. In order to ignite the oven, it has an oven igniter. If you open the broiler, look up on the "ceiling" of the broiler to the back of the burner. There, you'll see a white block. That is the igniter. What it's supposed to do is heat up (electrically) and when it heats up enough, the gas valve turns on and the oven lights. What happens with these, is that the heating element on it opens from years of use and must be replaced. Inside the broiler door (usually) is the stove's model and serial numbers. Write them down and visit your local appliance parts store with those numbers and they'll give you a new one. (Usually around $30-$45 or so.) Also, you can usually change the igniter from inside the oven by removing the bottom drip plate, so that'll save your back a lot of straining. :)

I hope this helps and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

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