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Old 06-30-2009, 07:01 AM   #1
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'Airstream custom pilot light'

We usually store certain canned food in our oven as a space saver...but last night I needed to run up some sort of special bread...so the pilot light is always lit, thats one way we can see our propane is o.k. at a glance. Anyway when I went to turn it on and it came on the flame from the pilot got bigger and was burning yellow. now when the oven is not being used, the pilot flame is blue without any yellow at all. The name on the front of the oven is called ;airstream custom'...any tips?
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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The pilot flame will get larger and yellow when you turn the oven on. When you turn the oven on the pilot light gets larger to heat the thermocouple which opens the valve to allow the oven burner to ignite. Once the thermostat is satisfied the burner will shut off, but the pilot will remain large and yellow to keep the thermocouple heated for future heating cycles to keep the oven up to temperature. When you turn the oven off the pilot light should go back to its standby state which is smallish and blue.
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It should be a blue flame. The yellow means that the fuel/air mix was wrong. This is usually a gas pressure problem. Check your gas regulator. It can also be caused by a little air in the gas system. Did you change gas bottles recently?
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The pilot orfice is probably dirty. A brass wire brush usually cleans them up well after disassembly. DO NOT force an item into the orfice to clean. This will enlarge the hole forever changing the gas/air ratio. Cleaning the white ash off of the thermocouple is important also.
Another note...if the pilot has been dirty for a while, once you clean it, the flame pattern may change disrupting the thermocouple properties causing it to fail. Thermocouples are cheap, if it old or has been dirty for over 6 months go ahead and change it while you are in there.

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Yes we just switched tanks not too long ago, and like I mentioned, we have not used it for about six months and were storing certain safe canned stuff in there...so when we lit the oven itself I was just hesitant about seeing the larger yellow flame. Thanks for your help in this matter.
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We just experienced the same problem, our Airstream friend knew the problem and fixed it for a cost of lessthen $5.00. The aluminum tube that feeds the pilot ligt was broken from the constant vibration I assume) a small length of 5/16 th tubing, a compression union and a compression derrel and fixed. He also made it longer and put a 360 degree in the tubing to absorb some of the vibration much the same as on the autos
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