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Old 04-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Oven Lighting

Hi all. I'm looking for some advice.
I've got an older model Jayco MH with a Wedgewood oven. The stove burners and pilot light all work, but I'm havind an issue when lighting the oven. The pilot lights fine (seems to burn a bit strong for a pilot) but once the pilot has been burning for a minute, the burner strip lights itself while the dial is still set only to pilot. Once the burner strip is lit, it doesn't seem to adjust at all with the temp knob. It's just stuck on low heat. Any ideas on what I need to be checking?
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Old 04-12-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Hi all. I'm looking for some advice.
I've got an older model Jayco MH with a Wedgewood oven. The stove burners and pilot light all work, but I'm havind an issue when lighting the oven. The pilot lights fine (seems to burn a bit strong for a pilot) but once the pilot has been burning for a minute, the burner strip lights itself while the dial is still set only to pilot. Once the burner strip is lit, it doesn't seem to adjust at all with the temp knob. It's just stuck on low heat. Any ideas on what I need to be checking?
Thanks in advance.
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Hi all. I'm looking for some advice.
I've got an older model Jayco MH with a Wedgewood oven. The stove burners and pilot light all work, but I'm havind an issue when lighting the oven. The pilot lights fine (seems to burn a bit strong for a pilot) but once the pilot has been burning for a minute, the burner strip lights itself while the dial is still set only to pilot. Once the burner strip is lit, it doesn't seem to adjust at all with the temp knob. It's just stuck on low heat. Any ideas on what I need to be checking?
Thanks in advance.


I would suspect the oven temperature control valve. Sounds like maybe its stuck in the open position all the time, otherwise the oven would not light while in the pilot position. Does the oven go off when the knob is in the off position? On my older motorhome the oven burner cycled on and off in order to maintain the set temperature. You might try letting it burn for a while and see if it cycles. Also make sure the knob is correctly fitted to the control valve shaft.
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When I set the knob to "off", the burner and pilot both shut off properly. I'll light it up and let it sit a bit to see if there's a cycle.
I've never used a gas oven before. Is the flame supposed to change strength when adjusting the temp, like the stove top?
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The burner only should have one flame length, it's either on or off and cycles to achieve oven temp and maintain it. The oven should not operate in the pilot position if the knob is actually properly in that position and not maybe a little past the mark. If your oven is coming on in the "pilot" setting you have a bad thermostat. When you turn the oven off completely does the "off" position line up with the mark on the console? As the O.P suggested the knob could be installed wrong. If it lines up it's probably the thermostat.
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Thanks ddev.
I'm slowly getting her all figured out.
Now that I know how it's supposed to operate, it will be easier to repair.
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If you turn the knob after lighting the pilot and all goes off when adjusting to your oven temp level there maybe a sensor within the pilot flame that needs to be cleaned or you have a broken sensor.
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