oven on propane stove won't work

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-08-06, 02:50 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
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!!!!!!!!!!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-08-06, 07:29 AM
Sharp Advice's Avatar
Admin Emeritus
Join Date: Feb 1998
Location: The Shake and Bake State USA
Posts: 10,398
Received 5 Votes on 4 Posts
Hello buddyfeather. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

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.

Additional help here:
Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information, Fault Codes & Mfg's Web Site Links http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=159808

***Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part.

Kindly use the reply button to add any additional information and or questions. Any additional information you add will than remain within this posting. Using this method also moves or keeps your question at the top of the list automatically.

Web Site Host, Forums Monitor, Gas Appliances Topic Moderator & Multiple Forums Moderator. Energy Conservation Consultant & Natural Gas Appliance Diagnostics and Repair Technician.

Personal Driving Safety Reminder:
Buckle Up & Drive Safely.
"The Life You Save, May Be Your Own."
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: