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No. The pilot light uses a thermocouple(safety device) to let the main gas valve know that the pilot is lit so that the main gas valve can operate safely by not letting the main gas valve turn on without a lit pilot light. This way, in no way can the main gas valve turn on until the heat from the pilot light causes the thermocouple to produce an electrical current which allows the main gas valve to operate when the thermostat switch closes.
On the main bake burner is going to be a small pilot burner,got to lift off the oven floor to get to it. It is going to look something like this picture and is attached usually to the side of the main burner.To light the pilot,push that red button light the small pilot burner..hold in the red button for about 20 seconds..release the red button..pilot should be on..if goes off the thermocoupler is going to be in need of replacement
Bakers Pride used several different safety valves over the years. If your oven has a pilot valve that has a beige know that you hold in and turn to light the pilot, then after it lights you need to turn the beige know another half round to the "on" setting. If you push in a red button to light the pilot, it may not be getting enough heat on the thermocouple where the pilot flame should be heating it up. Be sure the main gas valve on the front of the oven is turned to the on position also. On some models the pilot will light with the main gas valve in the off position. If you look at the pilot flame while it is burning, make sure that it is hitting the pencil sized thermopile enough to make it glow red. If not bend it slightly to improve the heating.
Check for a pilot light in the oven.
If there is no pilot light, the ignition wire is probably faulty and needs repair / replacement.
If there is a pilot light, but no main burner, it will be the "hot wire" sensor connected to the main gas valve.
If this is defective, it will not allow the main gas valve to open for the oven.
Have a registered tradesman replace this as you do not want a gas leak.
The main burner valve is the oven valve. The pilot will be next to the burner and you either have to insert a long shiskabob stick ( lit) into the hole or lift up on the bottom of the oven (inside) and you will see the pilot.
Hi Thanks for using FixYa. From what
you have described it seems that possible oven control is not sending gas
for the pilot light. The pilot light works but no main burner ignition -
possible pilot assembly is dirty and the pilot flame is too small, safety valve
and thermocouple is faulty, the bulb from the safety valve is out of position
and the pilot flame is not touching the thermocouple bulb. Some ranges use a
standing pilot light (smallflame is on
all the time ) while others use an spark ignition to light the pilot light
flame and the pilot light flame heats up the thermocouple bulb to allow the
main gas to flow through the oven burner. Please do accept the solution
if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance. Thanks Rylee
Relighting Your Furnace's Pilot Light
Turn off the gas at the main valve at your utility box
Wait five to ten minutes for gas fumes to waft away
Get a long match—yes, a fireplace match, not a standard match
Set the gas valve on your furnace to "pilot"
Press the red button as you hold the match to the pilot valve
Keep pressing the red button for 30-60 seconds so the pilot can heat the
thermocouple. Release the button and see if the pilot remains lit
If pilot goes out, wait five to ten minutes and repeat the process
Once the pilot stays lit, turn the main gas valve back on
If the pilot light continues to go out, call a technician, who may need
to adjust or replace your thermocouple or adjust your pilot