Gas oven not working - any pointers?

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  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    It's the deep state trying to distract you...or maybe a buggered regulator, believe what you like.:dude:
     
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    Possibly a bad igniter or safety valve.
    If you do not want to fool with it call a technician. :yesway::)
     
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    Dunno what happened but it’s working just fine now.
     
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    Frozen line into stove thawed out?
     
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    Blimey, 40 years ago as kids we had to light the oven with a match by sticking your head inside so you could see the burner tips, all because Mum didn't want to mess her hair!! oh great but we have to go to school in the morning with a stupid fringe cut!!!! hmm, but all went well in the end and we got our supper.
     
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    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    it was cold yesterday so who knows. The outside grill was working tho and it’s on the same propane line.
     
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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    It's a thermo-couple which is positioned inside the pilot light.
    When this thermocouple gets dirty/oxidized it won't heat up from the flame of the pilot light. This stops the gas from flowing.
    Remove the thermocouple from the pilot and clean all the soot off (with scotch brite) and re-install.
    It must be all cleaned up and shiny...
    Or if the thermocouple is shot you have to replace it.

    The thermocouple is there to sense when the pilot light is not lit.
    If it gets dirty, it thinks that the pilot flame is out....hence it shuts off the gas.





    After you replace the thermocoupling, you have to re-light the pilot. Do you know how to do that?
     
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    A thermocouple..no shit? :)
     
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    SonVolt Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Oven aside, would this themocouple issue also prevent the gas from flowing to the burners on the stove-top?
     
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    yes it shuts off the gas flow.

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    Nice call Ampmad, I was going to say the same, replaced it on my stove, and water heater.
     
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    Damn liquid gas aint good for nuttin.
     
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    Did he not say there was no pilot?
     
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    Propane can fail to vaporise, remain liquid, and freeze...
     
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    So you dont have a standing piolet, its ignition on call for burner. That means there is no thermocouple. There is a main board that communicates to the gas valve (could cause intermittent failure). Yes LP gas can freeze but I think that's unlikely.
    One thing to look at is the regulator outside, make sure the vent on it in no way can get water in it. I dont think that's an issue though because other appliances are working.
    My bet is it's the main board not opening the gas valve or it's the gas valve its self
     
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    "The pilot lights inside the oven and broiler were glowing when turned on and the electric range starters were firing away with a blue spark, but no gas seemed to be flowing."

    That's what he said...

    Does Dr. Tube make a mod kit for that range?
     
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    Still wouldn't be the thermocouple or there would be no pilot going at all. The thermocouple is a millivolts generator that produces about 350mv created by the heat of the flame. If the millivolts are not recognized the gas valve will shut the pilot off.
    Its eather main board or the gas valve. The valves behind the knobs only control the amount of flow to the stove top burners and the oven is controlled by a thermast

    I am a heating and air conditioning tech that also does restrant appliance repair along with electrical and pump repair.

    Yesterday worked on a McDonald's fryer and hot shelf along with a McDonald's microwave.
     
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    So you think it's the computer in my oven that's going bad?
     

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