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Old 12-13-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Lighting Oven ???

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Another lamo question from a newbie with a old used TT. I light the burners just fine with a match/lighter, but how to you lite the oven. The knob has lite pilot and then the temp settings.

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Old 12-13-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Had to tell for sure but this video looks like a good place to start to see how you do it:
Lighting the Atwood Oven in my RV - YouTube
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It sounds silly typing this, but here goes;
The oven pilot is lit through the bottom door. You've got to get on your hands and knees and use a flashlight to see the pilot light. Locate the pilot light, Hold the oven adjustment knob in firmly, then use a handheld propane torch/lighter to light the pilot flame, continue holding the oven adjustment knob in for about 1 minute, which should give the flame time to generate the tiny electrical current required to open the gas valve. Release the oven knob while observing the pilot flame. If it continues to burn, all is well and you may adjust oven temperature and bake your goodies. If the flame goes out you must repeat the process and hold the oven knob in for 2 minutes, then the flame should remain lit.
Every time you desire to use the oven it is time-saving to light a stovetop burner first, this is to insure a flow of propane to the unit and purge any air in the piping. Otherwise it can get frustrating trying to light the oven pilot flame.
I hope this makes sense, putting thoughts into written word is often difficult. I've done that procedure for so many years I don't even think of the process.

gobbleguy's linked video may be easier to follow, he posted while I was typing.
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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It sounds silly typing this, but here goes;
The oven pilot is lit through the bottom door. You've got to get on your hands and knees and use a flashlight to see the pilot light. Locate the pilot light, Hold the oven adjustment knob in firmly, then use a handheld propane torch/lighter to light the pilot flame, continue holding the oven adjustment knob in for about 1 minute, which should give the flame time to generate the tiny electrical current required to open the gas valve. Release the oven knob while observing the pilot flame. If it continues to burn, all is well and you may adjust oven temperature and bake your goodies. If the flame goes out you must repeat the process and hold the oven knob in for 2 minutes, then the flame should remain lit.
Every time you desire to use the oven it is time-saving to light a stovetop burner first, this is to insure a flow of propane to the unit and purge any air in the piping. Otherwise it can get frustrating trying to light the oven pilot flame.
I hope this makes sense, putting thoughts into written word is often difficult. I've done that procedure for so many years I don't even think of the process.

gobbleguy's linked video may be easier to follow, he posted while I was typing.
Sounded good to me. Well written.
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Sounded good to me. Well written.
It was explained just like I learned to light our oven.
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The instructions to light my oven are under the cover for the burners. Found the instructions when I lifted cover for burners to clean them.

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Every time you desire to use the oven it is time-saving to light a stovetop burner first, this is to insure a flow of propane to the unit and purge any air in the piping. Otherwise it can get frustrating trying to light the oven pilot flame.
That's only half of the answer; and it took us 10+ years to learn how to do it the easy way.

For sure, as Ray mentions; lighting the stovetop to purge the lines is a useful exercise. But to increase ease of lighting, don't merely place the oven in pilot mode, but while holding the knob in, crank up the oven knob to 350 degrees or so. The extra flow of gas from this exercise will provide almost instantaneous lighting.
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It sounds silly typing this, but here goes;
The oven pilot is lit through the bottom door. You've got to get on your hands and knees and use a flashlight to see the pilot light. Locate the pilot light, Hold the oven adjustment knob in firmly, then use a handheld propane torch/lighter to light the pilot flame, continue holding the oven adjustment knob in for about 1 minute, which should give the flame time to generate the tiny electrical current required to open the gas valve. Release the oven knob while observing the pilot flame. If it continues to burn, all is well and you may adjust oven temperature and bake your goodies. If the flame goes out you must repeat the process and hold the oven knob in for 2 minutes, then the flame should remain lit.
Every time you desire to use the oven it is time-saving to light a stovetop burner first, this is to insure a flow of propane to the unit and purge any air in the piping. Otherwise it can get frustrating trying to light the oven pilot flame.
I hope this makes sense, putting thoughts into written word is often difficult. I've done that procedure for so many years I don't even think of the process.

gobbleguy's linked video may be easier to follow, he posted while I was typing.
Excellent explanation. That video was lame other than showing where the pilot is. Just another pointer, if you are camping several days, and want the pilot to stay lit, once you have finished using the oven, just turn the temp knob back to pilot, but not off, or you will have to do the entire lighting process again for the next use.
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Many Thanks Guys, will try it today !

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I keep reading about "Purging air" in a closed, pressurized Propane system.. I have a question WHAT AIR, how did it get in there? (and do not even TRY to answer that)

Turn knob to Pilot
Get down on knees with one of those long nosed lighters (Candle or fireplace lighters)

Actrivate lighter and locate pilot put flame under it.

press knob (Thermostat knob) in, (or whatever instruction it has on it) it should move about a quarter inch.

Pilot should light shortly after (may take a few seconds)

You may shut off lighter now

Hold knob one full minute.

Should remain lit when you remove hand

Turn to desired temp

Main burner should light.
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I have seen some ovens go boom when lighting them after a long rest.

Be careful out there...propane does explode easily. It might be wise to wear face protection...welders do!
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I keep reading about "Purging air" in a closed, pressurized Propane system.. I have a question WHAT AIR, how did it get in there? (and do not even TRY to answer that)
Easy answer.

When you replace a propane tank, you allow air into the disconnected line. If you leave the line disconnected for a spell, a lot of propane will leak out of the open line. When you connect the filled propane tank, you trap air in the gas line.

Every time you replace one or both propane bottles, the simple fix is to light the stovetop burners and let them burn for a few minutes. That will allow any trapped air in the gas lines to escape while causing the fire in the stovetop burner to sputter. So then the water heater and furnace as well as the oven will be easy to fire up.

Newer RVs have automatic pilot lights that don't need to be lit. Even my 2000 Keystone Sprinter has those. But the water heater will just click and click and click without lighting if there is air in the gas lines.
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Lighting Oven

The process has been explained correctly however I do not suggest turning the oven up to 350 while trying to light the pilot as this will allow extra propane gas into the area and you could loose your eyebrows and possibly some hair in the process. Holding the knob in for a minute after the pilot lights allows the pilot to heat up a thermocouple which allows the gas valve to open when the control is turned higher calling for more heat. The pilot will stay on when oven is shut off and ready for the next use.
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Well, the pilot light lite just fine, but the main burner will not, i waited for another 45 min. or so with the pilot on and raised the temp to 350, the pilot lite got a little brighter, but the main burner never lite, What's up ?????

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