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Offline burt6666

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Oven Burner Won't Light
« on: June 07, 2012, 08:48 PM »
Premier TR40 stove/oven.Stove works great, oven pilot lights but never fires....hasn't been used in over 20 years...any ideas of where to start?

Offline burt6666

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 10:30 PM »
There is a thermocouple looking thing at the pilot as well...can't tell what it's hooked to.  Maybe an issue ??? ??

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 08:28 AM »
2 out of the 4 RV ovens we have had had the thermocouple knocked out of alignment over the pilot flame by previous owners.  A lot of folks use it for storage and jam it full of pots and pans, and that can bend or move the thermocouple bulb out of position.  Make sure its directly in the the pilot flame...if the thermocouple is still good, that should sort it out.

Kev
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Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 12:06 PM »
My oven control knob has a "pilot light" position on it.  You hold the knob in "pilot light" for about 30 seconds to allow the thermocouple to warm up then you can light the oven.  There is OFF position that turns the burner OFF but leaves pilot ON.  Then there is a Pilot OFF position which shuts the whole thing down.

Dave

Offline burt6666

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012, 01:55 PM »
Yes,I do believe the thermocouple bracket is bent down so will try that first...thanks for the advice !!!!

Offline burt6666

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 08:14 PM »
That was the problem !!!  Thanks again !!!

Offline ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2012, 06:40 AM »
 :)clap

Kev
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Re: Oven Burner Won't Light
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 07:13 PM »
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