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Old 11-26-2020, 04:32 PM   #1
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Suburban Oven Won't Light

We have a 2018 Mini Lite 1909S. This past summer we started having problems getting the oven to light. We can get the pilot light lit but as soon as you start to let the knob out to turn it to temp and light the burner and the pilot goes out. I always hold the knob in and let the pilot get nice and hot before trying to release the knob and turn it. It's always been temperamental but now there is no way to go from pilot to burner. There doesn't seem anyway to turn the knob to temp and open the gas to the burner and light with a match. We're making one more trip out for a week here in Ohio and it would be nice to have an operational oven. Thoughts?

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Old 11-26-2020, 05:18 PM   #2
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Bad thermocouple or the pilot flame is too small,Check the size of the flame,Should be bug enough to contact the thermocouple tip.
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Old 11-26-2020, 05:23 PM   #3
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Yep most likely the Thermocoupler very easy to replace.
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Old 11-26-2020, 06:41 PM   #4
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It is definitely a thermocouple problem. Check to make sure the thermocouple is all of the way in the pilot flame. They can get knocked around from using those long lighters if you bang into them a time or two. If that’s not it, just replace the thermocouple.

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Old 11-27-2020, 02:55 PM   #5
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Our oven has always been difficult to get lit. One person holds the extended lighter while the other holds the knob in and giggles it. Had a thought today that I might find a candle of the correct height and position it lit in the proper place while playing with the temperamental knob. Once the pilot as lit it is no problem to hold the knob in about 30 seconds before advance the knob to the desired temperature. Has anyone else tried this and does anyone think it would be unsafe?
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Old 11-27-2020, 03:05 PM   #6
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If you are doing the steps outlined in the video (and as you mentioned) and the thermocouple isn't out of adjustment, then the thermocouple is bad and needs replaced. Forget the dude's rambling in the 2nd video. The video is simply for reference on how to remove the thermocouple.

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