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We have a bottle gas cooker and the oven has suddenly refused to stay lit after the button is released. We have taken it to pieces and cleaned pipes and jets but still no dice. The valve which serves the oven splits into 2 and also serves the grill - which is still OK. Honestly - it's such a simple piece of kit, we cam't see what could really be wrong with it. Make is a Thompson.

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  • cswaisland_d Aug 27, 2010

    Thanks - am writing this on behalf of hubbie (otherwise it would never get done) - I'm sure he knows - but which bit's the thermocoupling?

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As you mentioned it is a simple device but the logic you need to work on here is to see for the free flow of gas, the ignition part where the air is mix .
So the cleaningg is what we must do again but with a differrence. Use a good air jet-- from a compressor- and use some metal bowden to clean off any rust or partciles from within so that the flow is absolutely clean. clean the jets with a small wire/needle ( not to increase the dia) wash with petrol and dry.
make sure to use the air for testing of the gas flow ,from the valve end( disconnecct gas) repeat cleaning if not satisfied.
The important part here is a the Burner End. I suspect that there is some gap in the burner fitment, so remove use a good emery paper and polish to set it right so that the gas mixes well without being insufficient or difficient.
You will notice the difference in theflame , repeat to improve.

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Hello. Change the thermocouple on the oven and make sure that there's no clog in the gas pipe to the oven jet and that the jet orfice is clean. Thermocouple is easy to change and any local gas company should have a replacement or let them change it for you, beats spending money on gas to take it to the dealer. J.

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