Stove (range) pilot light keeps blowing out.


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Old 12-12-01, 04:53 AM
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Stove (range) pilot light keeps blowing out.

I was wondering if anyone had a good idea on how to keep our pilot light from blowing out? Our stove is right next to a door, so everytime it's windy outside and you open the door, the pilot light blows out.

Is there some type of device that can be used to keep this from happening? I am also worried about turning up the pilot light to maybe help solve the problem, because if it keeps going out, thats just more gas that is killing our brain cells at night.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 12-12-01, 02:00 PM
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Hello Brando and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

Chances are the wind isn't the only reason the pilot flame is going out. Be sure the CUP around the pilot flame is clean and the pilots flame isn't any larger the the tip of a stick match head.

Another possiblity is one of the burners snuffs out that pilot when it's turned on. The most common cause for this is an overgassed burner. The burners size {Height} may need to be adjusted small and or the air shutter adjusted.

An excerpt from a prior posting containing info that may be helpful is directly below:
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To adjust those pilot lights, look for a tiny "Set Screw" on the opposite end of the aluminum tube that goes to the pilot. There should be a brass nut at that end with the tiny "Set Screw" in it.
Adjusting that set screw will alter the height of the pilot flame.

Be aware that the above only applies if each pilot flame has it's own pilot supply gas tube. Some pilots are both supplied gas thru one pilot tube. Therefore, there will only be 1 tiny set screw in which to adjust the heights of both pilot flames.

If that is the case, than one pilot is restricted with debris. Therefore, the other pilot gas more gas supplied to it which makes it larger then the other one.

In that case, the smaller pilot must be cleared of it's restriction. To do that, blow out the flame and very carefully insert a thin wire or the point of a pin into the tiny hole and attempt to clear any restriction.

DO NOT force the pin or any wire etc that is too large into the hole or stem that sticks up nor wiggle it too much or bend that stem over. The stem is very delicate and will snap off!

If clearing the stem or pilot tube in this manner does not work, the brass nut on the gas supply manifold end will have to be fully removed. Once removed, attach a small diameter hose to the tube and blow thru the hose in an attempt to blow out any debris that may be inside the tube or pilot stem.

If all the above fails to resolve the problem, the pilot stem brakes off, the tubing cracks or breaks or any other assorted problems develope, go wrong or turn into an %$#@#$% in an attempt to clear the pilot or tubing, not to worry....
Replacement pilot parts are available..........

An excellent source for orginal replacement parts is your local retail appliance parts store. Appliance parts dealers test and carry replacement parts for all appliances. Parts dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

Check the ARCHIVES, within this forum, for other postings on this topic and the replies offered.

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