Last year when using the oven in our RV. I turned oven knob to Pilot on, it took awhile but it finally lit. once lit I set the knob to 350 to pre heat. When I checked on it later the oven and pilot light were off. What steps do I take in diagnosing the pilot light, thermostat and valve myself.I've already researched part #'s but I cant seam to find the DIY pages like I did for my furnace last year.
ANSWER Hello Lonnie,
The last three gas units I serviced in RV's were the thermocouple. The one before that was the safety valve. The thermocouples are more prone to failure because they are actually in the flame the entire time the unit is running. I replaced the thermocouple on the one with the bad safety valve in anticipation of it's failure as I knew it would fail soon and wanted to save the customer the extra labor charge for an additional trip.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Tuesday, April 17, 2012