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Old 09-28-2020, 12:34 PM   #1
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Suburban pilot wonít turn off

We used overnight last night no issues. Today used for breakfast and we now canít get the pilot to turn off

Any thoughts?
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Old 09-28-2020, 12:58 PM   #2
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Is this an oven, furnace or water heater?

If it's the oven it should have a position on the control knob past Pilot that turns it completely off. There's a small detent at pilot so you have to press it in or make sure it's completely released (I can't remember which right now) to get it to go to the Off position.
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Old 09-28-2020, 11:11 PM   #3
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Sorry itís an oven. I tried that to turn off as you suggested. Didnít work
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:39 AM   #4
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Turn off the propane at the tank.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:43 AM   #5
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Turn off the propane at the tank.
If for some reason the gas to the pilot light will not stop, this would only work if you didn't need gas to anything else. Otherwise, the gas would slowly seep into the whole trailer.
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Old 09-29-2020, 08:51 AM   #6
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If you turned the oven control knob to Off and the pilot remained lit, then the control valve is faulty.It's not a problem as long as the pilot is lit, but if it ever goes out there's a chance that gas will continue to flow into the space.

Lift the top of the stove and see if there's a manual valve in the gas line. It's probably near the manifold if there is one. That way you could turn off the gas to the stove/oven and leave it on to the rest of the appliances.
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Old 09-29-2020, 09:13 AM   #7
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Pilot light... How does it work?

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You can see, however, that the pilot light creates a potential safety problem. If the pilot light flame were to ever blow out, the gas would keep coming out of the pilot light tube. If this gas were to collect inside your house and then ignite, it would create an explosion. To solve this problem, the pilot light tube has a valve that cuts the gas to the pilot light in the event that it ever blows out.

This valve is actually a fascinating little piece of equipment. It has to be able to sense whether that pilot light is lit or not, and for safety reasons it needs to be able to do that without requiring any outside electricity. How can you create a pilot light sensor that works reliably over the course of many years without any electricity?

The answer to that question is ingenious. The way to do it is to use the heat of the pilot light flame to generate the electricity by using a thermocouple.
So the thermocouple may have to be replaced because it is not closing the pilot light gas jet...
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Might depend on how the pilot light is controlled. In some ovens, once lit the heat from the pilot light keeps the thermocouple activated and the pilot stays lit so the next time the oven is needed it will light. Once the pilot goes out ( gas shut off, the pilot control stops the flow to the pilot light.
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Quick test. KILL the propane, run stove till gas is used up. Check pilot light. If light is out, turn propane back on, try to light pilot WITHOUT turning oven on. NO LIGHT....Valve closed.
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Might depend on how the pilot light is controlled. In some ovens, once lit the heat from the pilot light keeps the thermocouple activated and the pilot stays lit so the next time the oven is needed it will light. Once the pilot goes out ( gas shut off, the pilot control stops the flow to the pilot light.
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We used overnight last night no issues. Today used for breakfast and we now canít get the pilot to turn off

Any thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:23 PM   #12
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pull nob off, spray stem of valve w/ silicone spray. push in and if doesn't come back out on its own, repeat. ,
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pull nob off, spray stem of valve w/ silicone spray. push in and if doesn't come back out on its own, repeat. ,

I did that just before I saw this and it turned off.
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