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the burners inside your oven by removing the access panel in the front
of the oven or by opening the broiling drawer, depending on your
if the pilot itself is lit, since some ovens have a small flame on the
pilot at all times that then grows and extends to the burner when the
oven is turned on. The lack of a pilot flame indicates the oven
thermostat is malfunctioning or there is a problem with the gas hose.
Check the pilot itself to see if it is clogged with debris or grease
that could be preventing the flame from staying lit.
if the pilot flame will grow if it is lit by turning on the thermostat.
If the pilot flame doesn't extend, the thermostat itself likely needs
replacement. If the flame is extending but the gas valve is not
opening, the safety valve could be dirty or defective. The flame should
be blue in color. A yellow flame indicates the pilot is dirty and is
not burning hot enough to get the main burner to ignite.
the burner on the top of the oven with a match if the igniter doesn't
appear to be effective. If it lights manually but will not light
automatically, the igniter is likely faulty. Do not do this if there is
a heavy smell of gas in the kitchen, since there could be a risk of a
fire. In that circumstance, turn the oven off, ventilate the room and
call a technician.
for any sounds of gas hissing or a clicking sound indicating the oven
is trying to turn on. If there is no response from the oven at all, the
gas may not be functioning properly and will need to be examined by a
technician for safety purposes
It may be the thermocouple assembly...this is a device that senses that the pilot is in fact lit...it looks like a copper tube with a smaller tube coming off of it and the smaller tube goes to the gas valve and the larger part of it sits just above where the pilot flame is..this allows it to get hot telling the valve that there is a pilot and that it is ok that the valve turn on providing the gas to start oven..if this part goes bad then the pilot will not stay lit..themocouples are available from most hardware stores and are usually universal
On standing pilot ovens the maker uses a safety device to kill the gas in case the pilot blows out. As long as the pilot is lit the gas safety magnet hold the gas flap open inside the safety valve.To save energy the pilot has 2 flames. The standby pilot keeps the cooper/nickel probe/sensor warm so the oven will light faster, the 2nd pilot is much larger, only appears when the oven control is turned on and this is what opens that valve. So when you turn the oven knob on the gas leaves the control and goes downtown to burner land. If that pilot is lit and that slow opening flap inside that valve is open, then the gas will enter the burner tube and ignite when it hits the pilot. Pretty slick ain't it? So what can go wrong? With age the flap inside the safety valve will wear out, get weak, work a little, then take forever to light and eventually just goes bye bye. When you get ready to replace the valve it ain't gonna be adjusted exactamundo, you gotta tweak it. To do so after bubble testing for leaks and lighting the pilot you turn it on and observe the flames. It needs to be not more than half way up the flame spreader. If it is to small of a flame it will take forever to bake even a pie shell, if it is too much their could be burned bottom and in some cases fire hazards. OOPs.
I have a whirlpool accubake system / super capacity 465 oven ... the top burners do fine...but my oven pilot went out... and I don't know how to re-lite the pilot... the owners manual doesn't help ... it doesn't show anything a layman could understand ... no visual illustrations ... when I turn on the oven ... the display shows that it's been activated... it clicks a couple of times but does not light ... what is a simple way to re-light the pilot? thanks, A
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
I would take out the pilot and clean it up and see what happens,also look behind the unit and see if theres a gas regulator on the gas line,if so you will see a nut on it take it off with a pair of pliers and clean as well.that valve is actually the saftey valve,when the pilot lights the flame impinges on the thermocouple and that sends a millivolt back to that valve in order to open.if none of these resolve your problem i would replace the thermocouple first as this is a cheap part and easy to put on.if you need a part # i can give it to you.let me know.