Asked on Nov 16, 2018

How do I get the stove pilot light to stay lit without using a match?

PBlack Hills RosieLucy Marie Bernier
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  • Dee
    Dee
    on Nov 16, 2018

    Use a piece of spaghetti to light the pilot. This way it is long enough that you do not burn your hand.

  • Call the gas company as your pilot should not be going out. They typically will make a house call for free. Could be a clogged gas line.

  • Lynn Sorrell
    Lynn Sorrell
    on Nov 16, 2018

    To light it no matches use long butane lighter(for BBQ or candles) get them any store or online; to get it to stay lit may need to adjust it so more gas comes out or may need cleaned or replaced. ADJUSTING https://homeguides.sfgate.com/adjust-pilot-light-47952.html

  • William
    William
    on Nov 17, 2018

    I agree with Naomie. Call the gas company. They can check it out for free. Could be a sensor, thermocouple, or pilot valve. Nothing to mess around with.

  • Lucy Marie Bernier
    Lucy Marie Bernier
    on Nov 17, 2018

    Call the gas company / if new appliance call them . Something is wrong light should not be going out ! DANGEROUS, LIGHT COULD GO OUT WHILE

    YOU SLEEP ! COULD BE TAKING A LONG NAP ! Please have professional look at that !

  • Black Hills Rosie
    Black Hills Rosie
    on Nov 17, 2018

    Hope you have called your gas company - these folks are right - this is extremely dangerous situation.

  • P
    P
    on Nov 19, 2018

    If the problem is that gas doesn't reach & ignite burner 'jets' equally when turned on, strip the paper or plastic off baggie ties & with burner OFF, use just the thin wire in a baggie tie to clean out each of the burner jet holes.

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