Originally Posted by Iwannacamp
Hmmm. Second thought. If it’s like mine there might be damage not patchable. I took a pic of mine.
Figured out what the problem was.
Found it was a bent, rather not properly bent tab, on the oven face plate, see picture. The red oval shows what caused the problem, this was too straight, put a pair of needle nose vice grips to it and bent the tab to match the one one the left side.
This pulled the face plate closer to the valve allowing enough travel of the oven knob, green circle, to engage the safety switch, yellow circle. Works great now, actually easier, pilot ignites quicker and I don't have to hold the knob in as long to get the pilot to stay lit.
Thanks iwannacamp, your picture got me pointed in the right direction and I was able to figure it out.