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Old 07-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Lighting the oven

Ok so here we are on our first trip. Things going great. UNTIL we want to make biscuts in the oven. How do you get the pilot to light? Burners work fine, but no gas to the oven pilot light. Am i missing a valve some where?

Its a coachman 19SQX with a suburban stove/oven.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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Ok so here we are on our first trip. Things going great. UNTIL we want to make biscuts in the oven. How do you get the pilot to light? Burners work fine, but no gas to the oven pilot light. Am i missing a valve some where?

Its a coachman 19SQX with a suburban stove/oven.
Are you holding in on oven knob while lighting?

I just lit mine for the first time and it took about 2 minutes before pilot stayed lit after releasing knob.

Did you have knob in pilot light position?
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Not sure about your stove but with many of them you have to turn the knob to "light" and hold it pushed in while lighting the pilot light with a long gas match. Keep the knob pushed in for maybe 20 seconds or so after it lights. Two people can do it more easily than one. A flashlight can be useful.
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It's real easy if you are a midget, with knee pads, a back brace, shaved forearms and head, a match at least a foot long, glow in the dark eyes and the patience of Job.
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And you have to do it all while standing on your head and rubbing your belly with the toes of you left foot.
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Are you holding in on oven knob while lighting?

I just lit mine for the first time and it took about 2 minutes before pilot stayed lit after releasing knob.

Did you have knob in pilot light position?

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Yes - be sure to hold the knob in for a period of time before releasing - check your manual for the time.
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I used my manual to lite the pilot light so I wouldn't burn my arm hair. Guess I should have read it before and wrote down the time to hold the button in first. crap!
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I used my manual to lite the pilot light so I wouldn't burn my arm hair. Guess I should have read it before and wrote down the time to hold the button in first. crap!
No problem - failure to hold the knob in for lighting the oven is probably one of the most commons errors people make when trying to light their oven.

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Ok so here we are on our first trip. Things going great. UNTIL we want to make biscuts in the oven. How do you get the pilot to light? Burners work fine, but no gas to the oven pilot light. Am i missing a valve some where?

Its a coachman 19SQX with a suburban stove/oven.
It can take some practice to light the oven. As already mentioned you need to press and hold the knob in while lighting the pilot light. A flashlight can come in handy to make sure the lighter or match is in the right spot. Once I see a red bud I know it's lit but I still hold in the knob for about 30 seconds or more as needed. It not uncommon to have some trouble lighting the oven for the first use on each trip. Sometimes lighting a burner will help but I believe you had already did this.
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I find a barbecue light with an LED light built in is very helpful in lighting the oven. Like the one in the attached picture
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