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Oven pilot light will not stay lit on Garland 6 burner, double stove, salamander commercial in home

Our Commercial (in-home) Garland stove is at least 50 yrs old. We love it but the oven pilot lights are giving us SO MUCH trouble. Once lit they go out mid-cooking and then won't re-light until, it seems, the oven cools off. I suspect that they need a good cleaning. How do I do that? I do not have a manual. HELP...I have Christmas Eve dinner here for 20 people!

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Re: Oven pilot light will not stay lit on Garland 6...

Use a needle right where the pilot flame comes out. Should do the trick. GOODLUCK!!

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