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Old 11-28-2011, 05:16 AM   #1
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i have a Maytag Stove model # 31000paw when i turn on the oven the pilot light gets bigger but the oven wont light. Any ideas on what it might be Thanks

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pilot assy. may need cleaning/ blown out. If its not that, then gas valve will need replacement.

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i have a Maytag Stove model # 31000paw when i turn on the oven the pilot light gets bigger but the oven wont light. Any ideas on what it might be Thanks
It could be the Thermocouple if it has one . The little nut may need to be tighten? Call some one that may know about stoves about this.
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pilot light stays lit the burner just wont light
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pilot light stays lit the burner just wont light
if that is the case than the gas valve may be bad i belive that was mention in another post. Mite be time to call in a pro for that?
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It's probably the thermocouple.
However, the thermocouple is an integral part of the gas valve, located at the very back of the lowest compartment. It may take a little research to find the correct one, but it's a lot cheaper than a new oven.
Check that the thermocouple is clean first.
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Guys, if it were the thermocouple, wouldn't the pilot have been shut down?

Sounds like the gas valve to me.... at least on some gas valves, there is a relatively inexpensive part of the solinoid that often needs replacement if the stove is old. I ran into it on one of my kids old stoves.... can't remember exactly how I tested for it, and the exact name, but in my kid's circumstance, I could tell the solinoid was erratic in opening, and then quit.

I'd try investigating the parts manual of the stove and check out the gas valve.
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It's probably the thermocouple.
However, the thermocouple is an integral part of the gas valve, located at the very back of the lowest compartment. It may take a little research to find the correct one, but it's a lot cheaper than a new oven.
Check that the thermocouple is clean first.
I am sure that since this post is almost 2 years old the problem may be fixed by now.

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