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The oven will not ignite. Pilot light does work. Was recwntly changed to LP gas. worked before chane to LP gas.

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  • areomax Nov 07, 2010

    I have aBakers Pride X500 Convection oven. The pilot light is working but the main burner will not ignite when you turn on the unit. The oriface was replaced to go from NG to LP. It seems that the gas is shut off. Could it be a weak thermocouple?

  • areomax Nov 09, 2010

    The oven was converted to LP. by a shop. Because I live in such a remote area service is next to impossible unless I pay someone more than 3X the value of the oven. Right now phone service is very poor for me as I am on radio phone and it is snowing like mad. Even my internet has been going off nd on as I have to go and sweep of the dish continuously, and its a hassle in the dark. Anyways gas is off. But I think it may be a weak thermocouple.

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IF THIS OVEN WAS PREVIOUSLY USED FOR NATURAL GAS,PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT ANY MORE USE!!!YOU NEED AN LP OVEN!!! IF YOU WOULD LIKE,I AM IN USA AND CAN CALL YOU OR WILL GIVE YOU MY NUMBER!!!PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR GAS!!!
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  • Greg McCarthy Nov 09, 2010

    Seriously,all the lines and burners need to be changed.There is NOTHING compatible between the 2 gas systems.NOTHING.That is why they have 2 completely separate ovens.Natural gas is gas.LP is a liquid.That alone requires different size tubing,different size holes in the burners,everything.The gas regulator.The 2 gases have completely burn characteristics,densities,and are just 2 completely different things altogether.That is why you will only get a pilot light for one thing.Gases are not universal.If they are,why don't you just burn gasoline in it,or kerosene?It is cheaper than LP.I guarantee if you change it all out,your oven will work fine.I have no idea who you had change it out by just using the orifice as a change,but trust me,it is very wrong.You can find out for yourself by googling LP vs. natural gas or by posing any question regarding their compatability.Seriously.I have had formal training on designing and repairing these things.Greg

  • Greg McCarthy Nov 09, 2010

    I got cut off.Even if you do not change the holes,you have to change the flame settings.If there is one,there should be a small screw in the burner to adjust the flame range.Although the orifice changes the pressure of the LP,the burner also needs fine tuning.That would be another reason to not get past the pilot.Most stoves have a fairly small setscrew,too small for a regular size screwdriver tip.Since there was no mention of it,I just wanted to make you aware.Just stating that it was converted to LP,with no mention of a shop,I was really concerned about if you just did it yourself with no help or knowledge,so I do apologize sir.If you are sure all of that was done,then yes I would go with the thermocouple.Also,the thermocouple would be either good or bad.I am not sure what you mean by weak as I do not know where you are.They don't really partially work.Greg Sorry to hear of early snow too :(

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You must adjust the orifices on some models known as crank down and flip models. Newer models must have orifices replaced. If you cranked the spud on the oven's gas safety valve all the way down you might have choked off the gas completely. Back off the orifice a little till the gas comes out.

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