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Older gas oven, NO igniter. Problems.

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Hey guys,

We have an older gas oven, with no igniter. Looked everywhere did not see one. All there is, is a gas valve and a pilot light. The pilot light is connected to the gas valve with a small wire.

The problem. Turn on the oven and after 3 minutes oven used to light up. Now not lighting up at all, but the pilot light still going strong.

Any ideas? Thanks.

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Without knowing the brand, age, model would guess you have a defective safety valve if the pilot assy is elongating when you turn the thermostat on.

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Yeah thats what we think. I'll replace it and see.

Thanks.

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Welcome.  Be sure the bulb on the end of the safety is in the pilot flame when it elongates first.

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