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Our Church has a Vulcan (Shorkel) 10-burner gas stove (48' x 30") in which the right lower oven pilot light keeps going off and which must be constantly re-lit. An appliance technician replaced the thermocouple about three weeks ago, but the problem persists. The technician said it blew out because the kitchen door into the hall was left open - this does not seem reasonable, there is really no breeze involved and surely Vulcan's design is better than that - Please help !

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I don't know a whole lot about these, but I know that a pilot light heats a thermocouple, which controls the gas flow valve. The repairmen should have suspected and checked it or changed it out, but the thermocouple is easier, of course. Each oven is equpped also with a gas shut-off valve, and that may be faulty.
Make sure your pilot flame is adjusted properly. Here is the proper adjustment: Homerepair.about.com explains:
A natural gas flame should be a bright blue with the tip of the flame having just a tinge of yellow. A propane flame should have a bluish green flame with a tinge of yellow at the tip. The flame should be strong enough to hit the thermocouple tip about 1/2 inch from the tip end. If the flame is weak or shaky looking, check to see that a breeze or draft is not blowing on it.

The following site will explain how everything works in detail:
http://home.howstuffworks.com/how-to-repair-an-oven6.htm
This should help, just take it step by step.
Good luck, thanks for using FixYa, and hope this works for the benefit of your congregation!

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