A gas oven that does not light is experiencing one of three difficulties: no burner ignition, no gas to the burner or a combination of both. Simple observations narrows down the issue to a solvable problem.Know More
An operational gas oven lights within a few seconds of the ignition being pressed. The ignition clicks as sparks are released at a rate of 3 to 5 sparks per second. When these sparks come into contact with the gas that is released into the burner, the burner lights up. A lack of ignition to the oven burners results in a clicking sound without the strong blue spark; there may be no spark or a pale white spark.
A homeowner can inspect the wiring for corrosion, breaks, pinching or cleaner build up. Correct any issues and try to light the burners again. If the clicking is slow or erratic, this means the outlet is not calibrated correctly. A professional needs to be consulted to fix the issue. If a steady blue spark is present when the igniter is initiated but the burner does not catch flame, the homeowner has to turn off the gas line to the appliance and refrain from using it until it is repaired by a professional.Learn more about Ovens & Ranges
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 >
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 >
Gas ovens offer many years of trouble-free operation. If your gas oven is not heating, troubleshooting with a systematic plan saves time, energy and expense.Full Answer >
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 >