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Burners on gas stove work but oven and broiler not working

Gas burners working but now oven/broiler does not work. I thought I had a pilot light but the middle of the stove seems cold.
My electric cord is unplugged but I thought that only was for the clock and timer.

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Re: burners on gas stove work but oven and broiler not...

Most ovens, unless they have an electric igniter (does it go tick tick tick when plugged in and turned on? If so, it has an electic ignition.) have a pilot light. In order to keep gas from flowing out, and to prevent a possible explosion when the pilot light has gotten put out, they have an electric thermocouple on them that shuts off the gas when it gets cold. Plug the cord back in, and relight your pilot light by holding the lighter (I recommend a fireplace match or bbq lighter, not a cigarette lighter to prevent singed knuckle hairs!) over the thermocouple for a couple of minutes.

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Re: burners on gas stove work but oven and broiler not...

Try plugging the cord back in and see if thats your problem

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