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Old 05-15-2016, 07:33 PM   #1
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Oven will not light

I bled the propane lines in our suburban over and all three top burners light with the spark igniter on the stover however the oven will not light with the igniter or a stick lighter. I turn the oven control to pilot and push in on the control for 5 seconds and I get absolutely no gas coming into to over burner assembly.

Any thought?

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Old 05-15-2016, 07:45 PM   #2
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Do not know if the newer ones are different but our igniter only lights the burners............ Sometimes you must hold in on the knob for much more than 5 seconds to get the pilot to light (with a stick lighter) then many more to get it to stay on........ see what other answers you get..................



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Old 05-15-2016, 07:45 PM   #3
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You have to light the pilot first. Turn the oven to pilot and push in the knob while you hold a lighter ofer the pilot light nozzle below the oven burner. Once the pilot light is lit, turn the oven knob to the desired position and it should light.

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Old 05-15-2016, 07:50 PM   #4
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Get the eyes on the stove going for about a minute and after that push and hold the pilot knob in for at least 20 seconds and use a long handled lighter a few times under the oven burner tube near the back. After it lights, hold the knob in for a few seconds more and slowly let the knob back out. Then turn the temp to the desired setting.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:36 AM   #5
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I find the pilot almost impossible to light. I hold the knob, the missus lights the pilot.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:40 AM   #6
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Our last camper, the oven had to be held about 5 minutes (not kidding) to get gas through the line enough to light..........requires a lighter.......the igniter won't light ovens.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:42 AM   #7
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They have had problems with the Suburban ovens lighting and staying lit. I did. The dealer replaced the pilot valve assembly and everything is ok. Some claim they have had success readjusting the thermocouple
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Old 05-16-2016, 12:18 PM   #8
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Like others indicated, you have to light the pilot, then it ignites the oven burner as needed for temperature settings. To prevent gas leaking when the pilot is not lit, there is a thermocouple that allows the pilot gas to flow only when it us warm from the pilot light being on. You have to hold the lighter on the pilot until it gets warm enough to allow gas flow and then it's will light and stay on.
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Old 05-16-2016, 01:45 PM   #9
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light oven

I have to lie down on the floor to light my oven, a hard thing for me to do.
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:08 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by RETIREDATLAST View Post
I have to lie down on the floor to light my oven, a hard thing for me to do.
No problem for me..........well, at 70 years old sometimes I can't get back up !

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