Originally Posted by SerenityTrapper92
I was wondering if anyone has had any issues with their oven? My pilot light will NOT stay on long enough for me to turn the knob to...say 350*. It will light while I keep the knob pushed in (for as long as I hold the knob in, i.e. 1 minute, 2 minutes, 3 minutes, etc.); however, the moment I turn to "on" or 350*...it goes out. It HAS worked twice. Once during the purchase walkthrough and once when camping; however, I have attempted to get it to work every day for the last week and ZIP. Would be nice to have faith it will work when needed. Thoughts?
Without turning it, if you just release the knob, does the pilot stay lit? If not, the thermocouple is not positioned right or it is defective. If the pilot stays lit until you turn the knob, contact Suburban:
To obtain information on locating a local service agency, contact:
Suburban Manufacturing Company
Customer Service Department
676 Broadway Street
Dayton, Tennessee 37321
(423) 775-2131, Ext. 1
From the Manual:
NOTE: Before the oven burner will operate, the oven pilot must be lit.
1. Lighting Oven Pilot
a. Be sure ALL valves are in the “OFF” position. The oven control knob
should be in the “OFF” position.
b. Be sure main gas supply is on.
c. Open oven door; smell for gas - If you smell gas STOP! Read and follow
the instructions on front of your manual.
d. If you do not smell gas, turn knob to the pilot position, “Push In/Lite Pilot”.
e. Immediately light pilot with a match. Hold knob in at least 5 to 7 seconds
for this allows gas to flow to pilot and to heat thermocouple. Release
knob, pilot should stay on. Note: If the appliance has not been operated
for a long period of time, a longer waiting period for ignition of the pilot
may be due to air in the pilot and gas lines. If pilot goes out, repeat steps
a, b, c, d.