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dmeff 05-13-2008 09:11 AM

Okeef and Merritt Stoves
Does anyone know anything about these old gas stoves?

My gas was turned off and now I can't get the oven to work.

I lit the pilots on the burners and the pilot on the stove but the stove does not turn on. When I hold the Pilot button on the gas flows and I can turn on the oven but the moment I let go of the button it goes out.

Any suggestions?

Hack 05-13-2008 10:22 AM

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I've got a '47 O'Keefe. I had the same problem with mine. Still do once in a while. Make sure that the thermocouple wires are securely attached to the back of the safety valve. Take them off, sand them if you need to to make a good connection. If it continues to happen, you'll probably need to replace the thermocouple. I had mine replaced and it works fine now...

Let me know if this fixes the problem. I can probably call the guy who fixed my stove and get you a part number for the replacement thermocouple. It was a new thermocouple that he modified to make it work with the O'Keefe.

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