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Oven Doesn't Light
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Stargazer Bill    Posted 12-06-2002 at 21:34:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have a vintage Okeefe & Merrit (1950?). Pilot is ok, but oven doesn't light. Could it be the thermocouples (or whatever they use to permit gas valve to open)?

Mudcat49    Posted 12-07-2002 at 05:36:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kinda reminds me of the story of the skydiver who jumped and his parachute didn't open. On the way down he meets a guy going up and askes him if he knows anything about parachutes. No, replys the guy going up, do you know anything about gas ovens?

Ron/PA    Posted 12-07-2002 at 02:08:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bill, If it were mine, I would suspect the thermocoupler, if you can remove the old one take to a supplier and they should be able to match it up for you.

DHunter n NOLa    Posted 12-07-2002 at 03:34:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bill, I don't know about your O'Keefe & Merritt but on my circa 50's Wedgewood there is a red button on the oven gas valve. It's under the surface top in the back behind the back burner tucked into the corner. After the gas has been turned off and then back on the red button has to be pushed before the gas valve will operate. If your stove is different go to the link below.
Don't hesitate to call and talk to Jack Santoro. He'll probably want a picture of the stove before he can get specific with the diagnostics.

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