Ranges - Not Heating in Ovens with Pilot Ignition

When lighting the pilot for the very first time, the ignition time may take longer due to air in the gas tubes. To empty the air, light the top burners. Then just follow the instructions on the inside of the oven door. 

Instructions to light the oven pilot (Found on the oven door)


  • Ensure the top burners are lit before attempting to light the oven pilot (turn top burners off after oven is lit).

  • Remove the oven door. To remove the door, open it a few inches to the special stop position that will hold the door open. Grasp firmly on each side and lift the door straight up and off the hinges.

  • Remove the oven racks.

  • Remove the oven bottom by removing the knurled screw that holds the oven bottom down at the rear.

  • Locate pilot in the back of the compartment. The pilot is attached to the left side of the oven burner.

  • To light the oven pilot, push in and hold the oven control knob while lighting the pilot with a match. Once the oven pilot is lit, continue holding the oven control knob in for 1 minute before releasing.

  • Replace the oven bottom, racks and oven door.

  • No adjustments are required for natural gas. If the range is connected to LP gas contact the person who installed your range to make the conversion.


View a short video on lighting the pilot light: