oven on propane stove won't work


Old 02-08-06, 02:50 AM
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Angry oven on propane stove won't work

I have a 1984 5th wheel rv. I'm not sure, but I think that the propane stove is a GE. It is a 4 burner stove and oven. Until recently nothing in the camper would work. A local handyman and I checked the gas line coming off of the regulator and found some kind of black "gunk" that had obviously blocked the flow of gas to the stove. After removing the gunk the furnace and burners on the stove worked. I should have, but didn't check out the stove at this time. Later when my wife tried to light the oven and it wouldn't work. A small pilot light came on but when the thermostat was turned up the oven would not light. I tried to light it with a match(I assume that the gas comes out of the flat piece ) but it still not light, so I assume gas is getting to the pilot but not to the burner By the way the handyman said that he had found this gunk in several lines. Pleads help!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-08-06, 07:29 AM
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Chances are good the same "gunk" found in the lines has also clogged up the pilot assembly. That should be cleared out before suspecting any parts are defective or inoperative. Use a can of compressed air or computer keyboard cleaner to blow out the assembly and retest. May solve the problem.

If blowing out the assembly does not resolve the problem, disassemble the entire pilot assemble, clean all the parts, be sure the orifice hole is clear, reassemble exactly as found and reinstall assembly. Restest. Post back the final results or any additional help that may be needed. Glad to help.

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