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Hello, my name is Kenneth Davis and I'm excited that you've found my appliance services blog. In this blog, you'll learn about buying new appliances, common appliance repairs and new appliance trends. I know a lot about appliances and it all started when I was young and the appliance man came to our house to fix the stove. I watched the appliance man as he did his job and when he was done, our stove worked like new. The appliance man made a big impact on me and after that, I read and learned everything I could about appliances. Today, I still enjoy keeping up with the current designs and features that are available when buying new appliances. I hope that you find my appliance blog fascinating and that it helps you when buying an appliance or requesting an appliance service.



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3 Step Guide To Troubleshooting Your Old Gas Range's Pilot Light

by Johnny Jennings

If the pilot light on your old gas range keeps going out, you may wonder if there is a way you can determine what is causing the issue. If so, use the following three-step guide to troubleshooting your gas oven's pilot light that refuses to stay lit.

Step 1:  Try to Relight the Pilot

After your pilot light goes out, try to relight it. While you are doing so, pay attention to how many times you have to make the attempt. Also, look at how the flame burns once you are able to light it.

If you have to try more than a few times and the flame does not burn evenly, there could be an issue with the gas line inside the range. The line may have become damaged or rust is clogging it up.

In either of these scenarios, the gas is not able to fully and evenly reach the flame. If you see that the flame is not burning correctly, go on to the next step.

Step 2:  Inspect the Color of the Flame

While you are examining how the flame burns, also take note of the fire's color. When the gas is fully reaching the pilot, it should glow white with blue mixed in.

However, if the fire burns yellow or red, there is not enough fuel to sustain the flame. In this case, go on to the next step to see if the issue is caused by the pilot itself or the gas line feeding it

Step 3:  Check for Signs of Deterioration

After seeing that the flame is burning erratically and does not have the right color, the next step is to check for signs of deterioration. For this step, first turn off the gas line, and let the area cool down.

Once the pilot's burner is cool, wrap a white cloth around your index finger, and gently rub the nub. Inspect the rag for rust powder and the presence of metal flakes.

If you see these particles on the cloth, the pilot burner is deteriorating. Also, there is a possibility that the gas line inside the range is also damaged. 

After going through the above guide, you may decide that it is time to replace your old gas range with one featuring an electric starter. If so, you may want to visit a used appliance store, like Preferred Appliance, and have a representative suggest models that serve your needs.