I have a 1989 Jamboree Searcher RV with a Magic Chef 3-burner gas stove/oven (sorry, don't know the model number) and I can't figure out how to light the pilot light! I know it sounds silly and I know it worked before we bought the RV, but there are no lighting instructions and no diagrams and I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I'd kinda like to have the oven NOT blow up in my face when I light it! Can you help? Thanks so much!
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Re: How to light the pilot in my RV?
Push in on the themostat when the oven is on piolt hold a lighter under the burner and presto also light the stove to get gas flowing first this can take up to fifteen min to light if it has been awile since lit
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If the stove is the one that I think that it is... you will have to lift the cover and then between the burners there will be a small orifice that you light... the pilot light will then light the burners when the gas is turned on to them...
Usually delayed lighting on a standing pilot system is caused by a gas pathway that is dirty from spilled food or grease. If you can remove the burner assembly and clean it that will correct the problem. If there is a removable plate above it then you can remove that and get access instead of removing it. Pilot ignitions work by creating a column of gas between the pilot and the burner that is established when the burner is turned on kind of like a fuse. A small tube my be used to establish the column of gas between burner and pilot and it may get blocked with food that overflows. Sometimes the pilot is just located right next to the burner and may get partially blocked or the orifice in the burner next to the pilot may be blocked. Cleaning all this helps. Be very careful with gas. Work in a well ventilated area. Turn on gas very briefly to run an ignition test. Turn off the gas and vent it off if it fails to light in about 5 seconds. Unburned propane drops to the floor and collects. Natural gas rises. Be aware of this when you ventilate.
There is a cover plate that has two screws holding it down. Inspect the pilot area and you will see a hot surface igniter sitting right next to it.. That is what lights pilot and then the pilot lights main burner. You need a new igniter. Also do not touch any part of the hot surface igniter as human oil will shorten the life of part.