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Depending on the model and barring no damge
push the oven knob in it may have a piolt spot on the dial then pudh it in if not just push
while pushing the dial in hold the match to the pilot,
continue to push once you see the flame catch
depending on thae age of the unit you may want to keep pushing in for about a minute
this allows the thermocouple to warm up enough to maintain the gas valve open

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