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Pilot light I have a gas Kenmore stove that I bought in 2004. The pilot light won't click over although you can smell the gas. I can see a red button. Do I need to push that in to reset it?

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When you smell gas...is it all the time? If so, this is dangerous. If it only happens when you're trying to start the oven, no problem. Push the red button and hold it while lighting the pilot. Hold for 30 REAL seconds more. Release. The pilot should stay lit. If not, get a service tech.

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