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How do you light a Roper gas stove?

Last Updated: 23rd April, 2021

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Use long fireplace matches to light your Roper oven pilot light.
  1. Make sure the temperature control knob is in the "Off" position.
  2. Beneath the oven door is the broiler, containing a broiler pan and a grid.
  3. Locate the oven burner pilot light at the back of the oven burner.

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Simply so, how do you light the pilot on a gas stove?

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.

Similarly, how do you light a gas oven with an electric starter? Hold a lighted match to the burner, then turn the knob to the low position. Use extreme caution when lighting the burners this way. The oven of your gas range is lit by electric ignition, eliminating the need for standing pilots. 1990 and newer gas ovens cannot be lit without power supplied to it.

Simply so, how do you light a gas stove when the power is out?

On most gas cooking stoves, the top burners can be lit with a match if the electric power fails and the electronic burner ignition goes out. To light a top burner with a match, hold a lighted match to the burner and turn the burner control knob to the low-flame position. Turn the burner full on once it ignites.

What happens if gas stove is left on?

If you smell gas, and no stove burners were left on, evacuate the house as quickly as possible and call 9-1-1. Then, call your natural gas provider (your utility). Please note: a utility does not provide propane. Another situation in which you may smell gas is when you leave your stove on by accident.

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