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Old 11-20-2008, 02:12 PM   #15
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Since I first posted on this issue back in '06, we've had the oven serviced - turned out our "something or other" valve was defective. Since the valve was replaced the oven lights as it's supposed to. Unfortunately, even with it working as it's supposed to it's still a pain the butt. We never use the oven any more - too hard to light and it makes the trailer too hot - so the space it occupies is wasted space for us. If I ever get a different AS it will have a microwave and no gas oven.
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Old 11-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #16
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We use our oven a lot and we love having it, but you are not alone... it is a pain in the a** to light...we seem to be have success through a combination of contortions, persistence and swear words. The dogs love to lick my face when I'm down at their level trying to light the dang thing...it can be pretty comical, especially when they get the glasses all slobbery...but we always get it lit....eventually...
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #17
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Im glad Im not the only one. I thought I was just technically challenged. But I will say my wife and I got a few good laughs. we have gone through all the same frustration and given up. Im going to try these suggestions tomorrow. Thank you
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:14 PM   #18
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Glad to find this thread. We tried this weekend and with no success. So we will try the above methodologies... (with the notable exception of the one that Gene so wisely warns against) and see what happens.
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Old 11-14-2011, 12:26 PM   #19
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Since 2008, we have got this down to a science. Now we use long wooden matches as they burn longer and I don't have to keep pushing the button on a butane lighter. A match seems to have a bigger flame most of the time. I play a flashlight on the oven door so I can see the pilot, but once it is lit, turn off the light so I can see the pilot is lit.

I find that the longer the oven hasn't been used, the longer it takes to light the pilot. I assume there is some decrease in gas pressure over time or a very, very small leak somewhere. Eventually the gas gets to the pilot and ignites. At the beginning of a season, or after a long break, it may help to run a burner for a little while to make sure there is gas to the stove.

And, remember to turn off all the burners or the oven will not light. Once lit, then turn them back on.

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Old 11-14-2011, 01:41 PM   #20
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I will have to try that this weekend.
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:19 PM   #21
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The former 3 PO's informed me they never used the oven. Now I can see why. I gave up trying to light it assuming that since it'd never been used it preferred that "state of existence".

Now I shall try again with re-new'd vigor using all the help full advice above!!
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:34 PM   #22
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The last resort option is to go to the army surplus store (do they still have those?) and get a flame thrower and light the pilot that way.

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:40 PM   #23
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Here is a link to you tube from an Air member. She did a pretty good job. They are a pain but I like the oven over convection.

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