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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Early this morning we lost power for a few hours. This evening I tried to turn on my oven - it doesn't work.

It is a gas range and I think it has electric ignition but I'm not sure. I can light the burners with a match but they won't ignite on their own.

I tried flipping the breaker and no go.

Anyone have any experience with this or am I going to have to call maintenance?

Thanks
post #2 of 15
Is the pilot light on? (you can usually see it under the burners in the middle if I remember correctly)
post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
Is the pilot light on? (you can usually see it under the burners in the middle if I remember correctly)
I lifted the top of the stove and I don't see anything lit under there. Not sure if an electric ignition would have one or not?
post #4 of 15
I'm almost certain that you need to re-light the pilot. Check out this site.
http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/18157/
post #5 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
I'm almost certain that you need to re-light the pilot. Check out this site.
http://www.rd.com/familyhandyman/content/18157/


As long as there still is gas coming out when you turn on the stove (or range) then you just need to relight the pilot light.

Even auto electric ones are never perfect.
post #6 of 15
Hopefully that will work for you! I know what you mean about having to light it yourself. We had an OLD stove at our farm house that was broke and you had light it yourself, I'm sure it was dangerous, but so were a lot of other things my real dad had in his house
post #7 of 15
If it was a electric start you would hear a clicking noise when you turned the knob all the way on.
post #8 of 15
Most gas ranges today have an electric start. I loved having gas when the hydro was off. I could manually light the burners and still cook. I never actually tried to manually light the oven though but I'm sure it can be done.

I'm not really sure what your question is but I think you are asking if your stove is faulty. If your hydro is off and your stove won't light, that wouldn't make it faulty if that's your question.
post #9 of 15
Called DH on this one

He says to check the following:

1. If its electronic - then see if there is a reset button on the back of the stove or down at the bottom somewhere.

2. If its not electronic, you can lift up the entire burner section top and relit it from there at the pilot light; or

3. Pull off the front panel at the bottom (under the oven) and see if there is a pilot light there that you can relight.
post #10 of 15
worst case you can call the manufacturer and ask them if there is a pilot light or not
post #11 of 15
Eeep, please be careful..gas stoves scare me
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks all They scare me, too. Had an incident with one when I was twelve - took awhile for eyebrows and eyelashes to grow back.

This does have electronic ignition (little label on front says it does). I will look for the reset switch. My power has gone out in the past but the range always works after, without being re-lit or anything like that.

Barring that, I am a chicken and will call the maintenance guy. Guess that's one way to get the apartment cleaned - can't have someone come in to a mess!

Thanks again, you all are wonderful!
post #13 of 15
You are NOT a chicken -- you are a rational person with a healthy sense of self-preservation! I've never understood the whole idea of pumping flammable gasses into our homes in the first place.

Early last year, I stepped out to get the mail one afternoon and smelled a whiff of gas on the breeze. It dissipated quickly, so I let it go... but the following day, I found out that a house one block over and two blocks up had EXPLODED at about the time I smelled that gas. The man of the house was on a business trip, and his wife had just left to get something at WalMart, so thank goodness, nobody was home... but somehow, gas had accumulated in the attic, and something set it off. The house was reduced to not much more than a pile of bricks and charred lumber.

We're starting to look for large apartments for my parents to move into, to get rid of the burden of owning a house... and all-electric is our number-one criterion!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Mystery solved!! And I feel silly In this apartment, there are little breaker buttons on the outlets. Is never happened with the stove. So, after feeling all behind and around the range for a reset switch I looked at the outlet .... waalaaa! Press the little button back in and I'm baking chocolate chip cookies!

Sending out bunches of fresh, gooey, calorie-free vitual cookies to all of you who gave great suggestions
post #15 of 15
Virtual cookies! Mmmmm... finest kind!
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