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Old 06-07-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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I have a Wedgewood Vision gas oven in my 2007 cf30sk.



The top burners work great, but the oven stopped working.



I can't get the oven pilot light to stay on. The oven pilot light starts fine and stays lit as long as I am pushing on the knob. As soon as I let pressure off the oven knob, the pilot light goes out immediately.



I double checked and the oven pilot is aligned with the sensor above it. I've also held the knob down which keeps the pilot light on for more than 30 seconds, but the light goes out immediately after taking pressure off the knob.



What do you think?



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Old 06-07-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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Joe, it sounds like your thermocouple is bad. Very easy to replace. It is the line with the small "sensor" that you mentioned and should route back to the pilot section of the main burner valve.

It's best to bring it in and match with a new one. And to remove and install the new one, I highly recommend two wrenches so that nothing else turns are rounds over.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:00 PM   #3
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Second vote for thermocouple.

Real easy to replace.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:58 PM   #4
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its either the thermocouple or a bad safety valve.

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Old 06-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #5
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I vote the thermo couple as well. They are about $10 and should be able to pick it up at any hardware store. Very easy to change. Mine needs one as well. I have to hold the button to long,
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I guess we will check our oven out this weekend. We have had the trailer a year and have yet to use the oven.......
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If you have a digital Volt meter the reads millivolts you can test it. Disconnect the tube from the gas valve and alligator clip the meter to the end of the thermocouple. The other lead clips to the copper tubing itself. With the pilot running, you should get above 15 millivolts and it may read up to about 20 millivolts. If the reading is steady and goes back to 0 when the pilot is turned off then the thermocouple is OK.
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I found thesolution and was quite surprised to find out what was going on.

After posting here, I also searched rv.net and found someone (nemo45)who had the exact same issue. It was almost like magic, they had the same problem, same oven, etc.



Apprarently, the the oven knob on the Wedgewood ovens may not allow the knob shaft to be pushed in far enough to let hot gases from the thermocouple to get into the valve and allow the pilot light to remain lit.



Consequently, there is no need to replace the thermocouple. You can simply set the oven knob to the pilot position, remove the knob, press the shaft directly, light the pilot and release the shaft. The pilot remains on so you can replace the knob and use the oven as usual.



I was amazed when it worked. I suppose the long term solution is to make a mod to the handle. I'm glad I was able to learn from someone else's efforts.



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I will look into this myself, Thank You. Most times though this is a classic Thermo coupler issue. I should have known better than to agree with Chris Edited by: gtoguy1967
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I will look into this myself, Thank You. Most times though this is a classic Thermo coupler issue. I should have known better than to agree with Chris


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I found thesolution and was quite surprised to find out what was going on.

After posting here, I also searched rv.net and found someone (nemo45)who had the exact same issue. It was almost like magic, they had the same problem, same oven, etc.



Apprarently, the the oven knob on the Wedgewood ovens may not allow the knob shaft to be pushed in far enough to let hot gases from the thermocouple to get into the valve and allow the pilot light to remain lit.



Consequently, there is no need to replace the thermocouple. You can simply set the oven knob to the pilot position, remove the knob, press the shaft directly, light the pilot and release the shaft. The pilot remains on so you can replace the knob and use the oven as usual.



I was amazed when it worked. I suppose the long term solution is to make a mod to the handle. I'm glad I was able to learn from someone else's efforts.



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Joe, is the valve mounted to the case of the stove and can it be repositioned enough so that knob can be pushed in far enough to work? So in other words, the knob is bottoming out on the stove case before supplying sufficient travel to actually open the valve; who'd thunk it! Good one.
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:15 AM   #12
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Cobra,

You are correct, it seems the knob is bottoming out first. Should be easy to correct.





Luckily for me, I found the solution on a board. I would have never figured this out on my own. I also don't understand how to get to the thermocouple to change it.



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