Gas oven not lighting


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Old 02-02-05, 05:55 AM
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Gas oven not lighting

My gas oven is not lighting. The pilot light is on but no gas comes through.
What to do?
 
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Old 02-02-05, 02:33 PM
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Does this oven have a thermocouple(if yes) in the pilot flame and is pilot clean and striking thermocouple? Was the range turned off for some reason?
 
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Old 02-03-05, 07:36 AM
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Yes oven has thermocouple. The color of the flame in the pilot is an orange-blue. I cannot hear a striking noise when oven is turned on. Stove has not been turned off. Top burners work fine.
 
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Old 02-03-05, 02:43 PM
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Sounds like safety has tripped. Follow the thermocouple back from the pilot to the safety valve. There will be a button there. Push to reset. Sometimes they trip for no apparent reason. Sorry I said striking. I meant is the flame impinging on the tcouple. Let us know what happens
 
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Old 02-03-05, 02:44 PM
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Also what brand of range and how old
 
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Old 02-04-05, 12:54 PM
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Stove is a GE XL44. It is about 8 years old.
 
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Old 02-04-05, 01:57 PM
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Something amiss here. Does this range have an electric cord. I don't believe an 8 yr old range have pilots unless there is no electric to range. Also no thermocouple.. It would most likely be a cap tube system. Help me help you
 
 

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