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Old 02-13-2008, 01:04 PM  
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Default How long does oven gas valve opens when the pilot already lit?

I am trying to figure out what is wrong with my oven.
Our oven is a Admiral Oven Broiler.

The pilot IS lit but the oven burner took a long time lighting (sometimes 30 min sometimes never sometimes you smell gas).
The pilot is extending when the thermostat is tuned to ON. When the pilot is extending, the oven gas valve took a long time opening/flaming.

1. How long does oven gas valve opens when the pilot already extends?

2. What are the probable causes of this too long to open oven gas valve?

3. Is it normal to smell gas when the pilot light already is extended (flame not yet on)? What is the cause of this?

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Old 02-13-2008, 02:17 PM  
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Welcome Herbolaryo:
There may be a small aluminum tube that carries the gas directly to the pilot light which has fallen down. It is not uncommon for it to take 10 - 15 seconds to light the burner but 30 minutes is setting you up for a teriffic explosion. Check the position of the pilot, making sure it is in close proximity of the burner.
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