GingersDad, by the way I read the original post, ,mbentz can get the pilot lit OK, but the burner won't come on after the pilot is lit.
By my understanding, the safety will only open once the thermocouple to the pilot gets hot. This prevents someone from turning on the oven gas without the pilot light lit....that could be a bad situation.
When the safety valve goes bad, then it defaults to the closed postion not allowing the main burner to fire.
mbentz, have you tried letting the pilot light to stay lit for a couple of minutes before trying the main burner ??. Maybe the pilot light thermocouple just hasn't heated up enough to open the safety valve.
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