Oven Operation Problem

Old 09-15-02, 08:42 PM
scott spa
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10 yr plus maytag gas oven

the standing pilot light is on, activating pilot light will not light, if light by a match after a moment or 2 burner will light, next time i want to use oven standing pilot is on you have to light the activating pilot and oven works like normal
Old 09-16-02, 07:09 AM
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Hello Scott spa and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

Chances are the pilot assembly is slightly restricted with lint and or dust. Blowing it out may clear it or it may have to be removed, disassembled, cleaned out and reinstalled exactly as found.

The pilot flame must not be yellowed. It must be cleared of all lint and dust. The pilot flame must be all blue and burning hot. The element must be directly lined up with the pilots flame.

The lineup between the two pilots may also be all or part of the problem. Since the oven does turn on when the activation {Larger Pilot Flame} is lited, chances are good the safety element is in good enough condition to function correctly.

Read the manufacturers instructional or owners manual & online web sites for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures, and instructions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test parts and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Retail parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers and stop in at the store. The info will help to determine the possible problem causes. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Read the prior topics, within this forum, on this subject of ovens and or oven burners and the replies offered. I'm sure you'll locate the exact symptom and the correctional possibility.

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