gas oven won;t heat

My tappan gas oven won't heat. When I turn it on the burners fail to light therefore not heating up. The top burners work fine even my broiler will not ignite. I can smell gas but do not see a flame. Can you please help me.
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badge wrote:

If you can't figure it out yourself, PUHLEEZE get a professional in there ASAP.
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badge wrote:

Your pilot flame has gone out. There is an adjustment on the oven control , but if you don't know how to set it, call a repairman. HTH
Joe
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Not if it's fairly new. :-)
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Maybe, maybe not. Not enough info was given. Also, I'm not sure that Tappan is still an active brand. If not, it is indeed a few years old.
Ranges with oven pilot lights are still being made and sold. I recently bought one for a rental where there was no electrical outlet near the stove and I was lazy...and admittedly cheap... :-)
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And are NOT the normal everyday item that people are purchasing. Even if it's manufactured in the last 10-15 years, it's highly likely that it doesn't have a pilot light. Since that's pretty much the life expectancy, you can pretty much guess that it doesn't have a pilot!
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"kjpro "@ usenet.com wrote:

Approx. 4 months ago I bought a brand new gas range with standing pilots (burners and oven) as backup for my regular range.
Just see how well an electronic ignition oven serves in an extended power outage; here's a hint: NOT WELL.
BTW, that range was IN STOCK at the local appliance store.
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I know that they're made and stocked, but they ARE NOT the normal range that everyone buys to put in their kitchen!!!!! Most people like self-cleaning ovens, find one of those today that has a pilot light!
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standing pilot (except for water heaters). The most basic models sold have electronic ignition. In addition, prior to that requirement, the oven portion of a range did not have a standing pilot either. The oven was lighted with a match held over a hole in the front of the oven. As long as the oven knob was on, a pilot would remain lit when the oven flame cycled to maintain a temperature, but the pilot would go off when the oven knob was set to the off position.
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Well, I wouldn't know what is a "normal" purchase. I do know that every major manufacturer offers a range with standing pilots.
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Most people like sealed burners and self-cleaning ovens. They're not the ones that normally have pilots.
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Doug wrote:

FWIW, we've got a low-end Montgomery Ward (made by Tappan -- that gives a clue about how old it is) and even IT has an electric igniter for the oven. I think it's more common to have pilots for top burners than for ovens.
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On Mon, 09 Jul 2007 18:21:04 -0500, "badge"

A bad igniter does that on our Tappan. Ours fails about every 3-4 years. (We use the oven quite a bit.) The part costs about $50, and is pretty easy to replace.
George
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