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Lighting a pilot light in a 30 year old roper gas range

I know you are going to laugh when you get this e-mail but I don't know how to light the pilot light in my 30 year old Roper gas range (in the oven part - the burners are OK).  It is model #1237W06 which I know is discontinued but someone there has to know how to solve this simple problem.  Please hurry - I smell gas, my eyes are tearing and I have checked the stove part which is fine.....

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Re: lighting a pilot light in a 30 year old roper gas...

Lift the top lid and look for a cylinder or something similar with tubing going into it there should be a button of some sort on the side. if you are lucky the button will have a red cap on it. press the button in and light the pilot inside the oven. hold the button for a minute or so until the pilot stays on. kind of like lighting a water heater.

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General electric oven wont turn on
serial # jgbc20bew2wh. the stove burners work but the ovwn doesn't

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