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Old 06-18-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
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Lighting the Oven (sorry)

I know the procedure is posted here somewhere but....can someone walk me through how to light the oven for the 1st. time?

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:10 PM   #2
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Does your oven control have Off and Pilot Off on the knob. Also, look close to the 500 degree mark on the knob - it there a dot there. Trying to establish the setup age...
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I know the procedure is posted here somewhere but....can someone walk me through how to light the oven for the 1st. time?

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Dan,

Turn the oven temperature knob to off, not pilots off, light the burner pilot and light the oven pilot. No particular order, but I ususally light the burner pilot first since I don't have to stand on my head to see if its lit.

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Old 06-18-2007, 11:18 PM   #4
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2 pilots?

I have three burners on the stovetop, no pilot. On the bottom of the oven there is a arm that sticks out that appears to sit close to the burner assembly, is this the pilot?
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:29 PM   #5
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the knob has "Pilots off" and "B" as well as the temp settings.....that's it.
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2 pilots?

I have three burners on the stovetop, no pilot. On the bottom of the oven there is a arm that sticks out that appears to sit close to the burner assembly, is this the pilot?
You should have a pilot inside the top cover of the stove, if your range is an OEM unit. You will have to lift the top to access the stove pilot.
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the knob has "Pilots off" and "B" as well as the temp settings.....that's it.
Turn the knob away from "pilots off" to light the pilot for the oven. Turn it all the way back to "pilots off" to turn off the gas flow to the oven pilot.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:18 AM   #8
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Hi Dan!

The way I do it is to open the oven door, turn the oven control to "Pilot" and wave my lighter (I use one of those long BBQ igniter ones) under the arm you describe that is near the oven burner at the bottom of the oven. The pilot flame is small and blends with the lighter flame so you may have to move the lighter away to see if it has caught.

If you are lighting it for the first time, or after it sits for a long time, you will probably have air in the line and it may not light right away. If there is air, you will probably see the lighter flame move like it is being blown, but there will be no ignition. Keep trying, and it should light.

If it does not light and you don't smell propane, you may have a supply problem. Check your valves to make sure they are open and a line is not kinked somewhere.

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Dan,
We might have the same oven. (Ours is a 1976) Before we can light our oven, we must first turn on our cooktop. The pilot light is in the middle of the burners and is hard to see in the daylight. Once this is lit, then you can light the oven, pilot light. Make sure your temp selector is not on the "pilot off" setting.
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Because of the air in the lines issue, I always light a stove top burner first to make sure the line is purged and I have gas. (To the stove :-) )
Then light your pilots.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:59 PM   #11
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Does this help?

Here's what I have, again I see no pilot on the stovetop, just three burners that all work well. The other pic shows the lower half of the oven with what appears to be the main burner and pilot? The upper oven has a small wire hanging from the top....thermometer?

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sorry the inside oven picture is upside down!
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Here's what I have, again I see no pilot on the stove top, just three burners that all work well. The other pic shows the lower half of the oven with what appears to be the main burner and pilot? The upper oven has a small wire hanging from the top....thermometer?

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sorry the inside oven picture is upside down!
You don't have a pilot light on the cook-top. Just turn the knob on for the burner you want to light and use a match or lighter to light it.

The tube with the wire on it inside the oven is the temp probe to regulate the oven temp to whatever you set it at.

You are right on about the pilot and burner down below in the oven. I see no valves in the first pic. So I guess once you turn the tanks on you have gas to the range ? After reading some of the posts it seems to me that if you turn the oven knob so it is not on pilot off you should be able to light the oven pilot light. After the pilot is lit you should be able to set the temp on the dial. After reaching the desired temp it should cycle on and off. I recommend that you get an oven temp gauge and put it inside after you get it working so you know how accurate the dial is.

The "B" on the knob is for broil, BTW.
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Old 06-21-2007, 08:13 PM   #13
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B for Broil....how the hell do you Broil without an upper burner?

I'll light the oven this evening. If I don't report back, call 911.

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Dan, your range looks very similar to ours. Just follow my above directions and you should be fine.

Good luck!

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