Hungry and I can't Bake (Pilot Won't Light)

Old 08-29-11, 02:18 PM
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Hungry and I can't Bake (Pilot Won't Light)

I am trying to light my Caloric Deluxe....(older gas) Oven, but the pilot light does not like me. I have been depressing the button for more than 60 seconds and nothing. I have pictures to post, but not idea how to do it. The hunger is effecting my judgement. Please help.

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Old 08-30-11, 04:28 AM
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Hello Hungry Chef and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

I suspect the oven has a thermocouple safety system. Based upon your mentioning a reset button. However, some further details would be nice. Allows me to know more specifically and assuredly that is the type of safety device that oven/broiler uses.

Most likely the thermocouple is defective. Would need to be replaced. Since the appliance is of such an older type, I suggest you read the sticky note section pertaining to that type of safety device that uses a >RED< reset button. The pilot flame might also need cleaning.

Until I know more details and specifics, all I can offer is an assumption of the type of safety system used on that appliance and offer a few possible causes for the problem and possible solutions.

Read the sticky note [url=]>HEREREPLY< button to post back the results.

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Read the manufacturers on line web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, repair and or owners manuals which may be available on line.

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any cleaning or repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

Local Retail appliance parts dealers in your area can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance part stores and dealers are listed in the phone book.Check back on your question several more times. Other members posting replies in this forum topic may offer you additional advice, ideas, suggestions, test and or repair methods.

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