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Old 03-29-2015, 09:17 AM   #1
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Oven not lighting on 280 Georgetown

We have a 2012 280DS and never use the oven.
Only used the oven in our old RV ( 1999 Winnebago Brave) twice in all the years.
But last year, just before the end of the season, we had something that we wanted to warm up in the oven but couldn't get it to work.
We broke out the manuals and the flex shaft lighter and spent 15 mins trying to get it to work.
I couldn't even smell any propane when attempting to light the pilot light.
Any trick to this?
The propane tank is full the heater & water heater work perfectly.
Is there a shut of to the oven I'm unaware of?
The burners on the stove work just fine.


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Old 03-29-2015, 09:19 AM   #2
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This has happened to me. Usually, its air in the lines - Ive spent a good 20 minute session trying to light it once. Just keep the knob pressed in and keep trying to gently light the pilot light, it should light.

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Old 03-29-2015, 05:14 PM   #3
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Well, not wanting to pay the dealership $100 for something like this is why I didn't mention it to them when I had it winterized last fall.
Glad I didn't .
Thank you Starboard, that's all it was.
On top of the 15mins I sat trying to light it in Oct. it took 21mins today sitting and holding that knob down.
I'll be honest, I was about to call it quits when it actually lit.

Thanks again for the reply.
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:44 PM   #4
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Glad you got the oven working........but more that donuts I see in the bowl????????

I love donuts

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Old 03-29-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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Yes it is. From an Amish bakery !
Absolute heaven!
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:49 PM   #6
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Oven not lighting

My wife is oven challenged also. When I light it, I'm sure I really I depress the knob. If that doesn't work , I just hold the lighting stick at the thermal couple and turn the knob to the desired temp. Ours always works, I alway make sure the main burner lights.
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Old 03-30-2015, 03:00 PM   #7
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I'm glad others have this issue. We don't use ours often either but when we do, it's a chore to get the pilot lit. I just sit there holding down the knob set to pilot with a lighter over the pilot waiting for it to take.
Its also amazing at how much heat such a small pilot light will give off over a period of time. never leave cookie sheets in the oven with the pilot lit
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:07 PM   #8
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One little tip that seems to speed up the lighting process for me, is to run one of the burners on the stove full blast until you can smell propane/light the burner. I think the same line feeds the stove and the oven, and it seems to clear the line of air a lot quicker than the slow trickle of the pilot knob being depressed. After I do that, the oven pilot usually lights in less than a minute. Hope that helps.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:26 PM   #9
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I expected it to take a bit of time but was surprised at just how long.
Last year was the first time we attempted to use the oven since it was bought new.
We tend to use the microwave, grill & panini press over anything else.
It just irritated me a little that we have an oven but couldn't use it....
Until now :-)

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