I am attempting to light the pilot of an old stove that has been off for
The stove is quite old (about 45 years) but holds a temperate uncannily
accurate. When I lived there 7 years ago the pilot worked fine. Since then,
my dad has had someone turn it off (for energy conservation purposes) and
now, the current tenant would like it relit.
Here's what's confusing me. There are two adjustment screws just above the
temperature control knob and one screw in the center. If I remember
correctly, the screw in the center of the knob is to adjust the set point of
the control. As I said, the temperature is quite accurate, so this I did not
The two screws just above the knob seem to control; the amount of gas to the
burner, and the pilot. One screw increases and decreases the burner flame.
The other seems to do the same for the pilot. The problem is, no matter how
I adjust these screws the pilot goes out when I turn off the oven? Am I
missing another adjustment? Is there more information I can get off the
valve that would help me answer this mystery?
I hate to have to replace the stove as it fits so well into the decor of its