Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Lighting a Gas Stove

Name: Chuck

City: Lewiston

Inquiry Type: Appliance repair question

I have a natural gas Magic Chef cook stove. The oven takes 10+ min to light. It is not one with a 'glow bar' but a pilot light.

What do we need to do to make it light faster'?

Hi Chuck, 
Thanks for your note.
In an old system like yours you should clean the area where the flame strikes a thermocouple. Use some fine sandpaper to clean the surface. It is always possible that the oven safety valve needs to be replace. 
Joe Gagnon

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