Q:

How do you light the bottom pilot light on a gas oven?

A:

Light a standing pilot on a gas stove by holding a lit match near the gas outlet. Most gas ovens have a round hole in the floor of the oven labeled pilot, but some require accessing the unit through the broiler drawer.

Manufacturers use several different methods to ignite the burner in a gas oven. Not all require the owner light the pilot manually. Many use an electronic igniter that glows red and produces enough heat to light the pilot when the dial is in the on position. Others use a device to produce a spark to ignite the pilot, which produces heat that opens a valve, allowing gas to flow to the burner for ignition.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    How do you light a gas oven?

    A:

    Light a gas oven by igniting the pilot light with a long match. This process takes less than a minute once you locate the pilot light. Gas ovens use these small flames to light the main burners. Pilot lights typically burn at a low level constantly, and if they are extinguished, must be re-lit before the oven can be used.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the reason why the pilot light will not stay lit?

    A:

    Possible reasons why a pilot light may not stay lit include a problem with the thermocouple, a dirty pilot tub or a strong draft. A problem with a pilot light may cause a gas leak should be fixed immediately.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you disconnect a gas oven?

    A:

    To disconnect a gas oven, begin by turning the ball valve on the flexs connection off, and then, using an adjustable wrench, loosen the valve on the stove and open up the stove's window. You may need to take other safety precautions, depending on the make and model of the stove and what you intend on doing with the it.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you use a gas oven?

    A:

    Cooking with a gas oven is similar to using an electric oven in many ways, but there are a few key differences. Since these appliances use fuel rather than electrical resistance as a heat source, there are a few important safety rules to follow.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore