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jasonsfo

02:06AM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 12/27/04
6 lifetime posts
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I was very gentle and cleaned off 3 of 4 pilot light pots such that the ranges worked fine. However, when I got to the fourth burner, I found that the small metal tube was bent at a 45 degree angle. Although it lit, the flame was in a direction away from the burner pot, so I tried to bend the tube back VERY GENTLY, but the tube broke as soon as I lit the pilot light. At this point the light burns, but with the tube broken, it burns at the bottom of the pilot light pot. Is there a SAFETY issue? Also the light goes out frequently. Can I leave it alone, or do I need to replace part? And where can I get this part?

appliguy

02:53AM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
G'day,

**I was called to fix a Robert Shaw gas range/stove circa 1970-1975**

RobertShaw was a parts place...I didn't think they made ranges...what make/model was on the range?

**but the tube broke as soon as I lit the pilot light. At this point the light burns, but with the tube broken, it burns at the bottom of the pilot light pot. Is there a SAFETY issue?**

Probably.

**Can I leave it alone**

Probably not.

**Also the light goes out frequently**

The pilot flame goes out? The pilot goes out when the surface burner is turned on or off does it? Probably needs to be adjusted higher/larger.

More questions than help :(

A wee bit more info on the range and someone as old as Dan O ( kidding! ) might recognize it.

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

jasonsfo

10:34AM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 12/27/04
6 lifetime posts
jeff. thanks. the light stays on, and there is still some of the cylinder there. have you ever seen a pilot pot with tubing.. looks like a coax cable. flame is on the pin.

if you can give me an email, i will show you what i mean.

appliguy

04:22PM | 12/28/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
**if you can give me an email, i will show you what i mean**

Sure: appliguy@hotmail.com

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

appliguy

02:00PM | 12/29/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Saw the diagrams....the pilot is down inside the main burner head or beside it? It would appear with the broken off piece that the pilot flame is now ****her away from the main burner flame...right? That *can't* be good?!!?

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

appliguy

02:02PM | 12/29/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
D a r n filters....

**It would appear with the broken off piece that the pilot flame is now ****her away from the main burner flame...right?**

It would appear with the broken off piece that the pilot flame is now f a rther away from the main burner flame...right?

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/

jasonsfo

04:29PM | 12/29/04
Member Since: 12/27/04
6 lifetime posts
the pilot is next to the burner.

and yes the flame is further away but it still lights.

i was not able to find the screw to adjust the flame higher, and frankly i am not sure i want to

i am concerend about safety, with that little

wick for the pilot bent off,... mind you

there is gas pressure, and also the wick still has 1 mm or so off the pilot pot.

appliguy

02:20AM | 12/30/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts
Wonder is a small piece of copper tubing could be added to take the place of the broken off piece??

jeff.

Appliance Repair Aid

http://www.applianceaid.com/
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