1960's Wedgewood Oven - Built In (Mobile Home)

Old 10-04-13, 03:24 PM
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1960's Wedgewood Oven - Built In (Mobile Home)

The unit is a built-in, oven on the top, broiler on the bottom. It has worked like a charm, until an earthquake a couple of years ago. The pilot light has always remained lit, and the oven interior is continually warm. We use it as our "warming drawer".

When the knob is turned, the oven does not ignite. There are no sounds (clicking or otherwise), and there is no gas smell. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Old 10-04-13, 03:34 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Wow....a classic piece. Built to last forever. No earthquake will keep the oven from working on my watch.

I'm not intimately familiar with those stove but I know they do use a thermocouple. It's a device that sits in the pilot flame and when heated generates a small voltage allowing the gas valve to open. If it's defective the gas valve will not open and you will never smell gas.

Is it possible to locate a model number on it ? I'll do some research too as the parts may have to come from a specialty supplier.

Sharp Advice may be able to help further too.
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If you do have a thermocouple safety system, look for the safety valve. Follow the thermocouple from the pilot back. Push the reset and see if that works. Might be the the pilot is dirty and needs cleaning before the valve will reset. Where do you live in Cal? If PG&E is your gas supplier give them a call.
Old 10-09-13, 07:22 AM
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Hello trojangirl1854 and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

You are in the service area of the Southern California gas company...


Locate the gas company bill (if using natural gas) and call the customer service number. It's an automated phone system. Place your request on the system or go to their web site. Have a copy of your bill handy. Register, if required and place service call on the site.

Alternate Method:
Request an in home (free) service call to inspect, and service the appliance via live customer service. Even if the park has sub-gas meters and you're billed by the trailer park, S/C gas company will provide free appliance services to all their customers....

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