Originally Posted by yzlian
thanks osirissail, i got the burner knobs working right now. the remaining problem is the which is which regarding the oven and broiler. on the front panel of my model (probably 18 years old), the right-most is the thermometer, then two knobs; then on the left are the three knobs for the burners on top. can't figure out which is which for the two oven-broiler knobs next to the thermometer. i checked the owners manual but the diagrams don't show exactly which is which...
You should be able to find a diagram or photo
of what the front panel looks like from the manual or an on-line manual or parts
list. The Parts
List is a great assistance as each item has a descriptive name of what it does.
- - But in general the thermostat on the more modern versions - 12 years or younger, have a combination Thermostat/Oven selector/Broiler selector control - all in one. Pushing in and rotating in one direction activates the oven burners - both lower and maybe also the upper - and selects the oven temperature desired. Pushing in and rotating the control in the other direction activates only the top burner for the broiler and there is no thermostat selection possible.
- - There is normally a separate push button or something that is attached to the "safety" thermocouples that cut off the gas if no flame is sensed at a burner. This must be pressed to allow gas to flow to the thermostat control and subsequently to the burners for lighting
- - It just may be that the "other knob" is a broiler only. But still there should be some method of depressing something to allow gas to flow to allow lighting of the burner. So use a grill
lighting stick/gun and with the gas supply active to the stove/oven try one knob at a time and see if you can light the upper or lower burner. Don't hold the bypass control too long as you will be allowing propane
to fill the oven compartment and could get a flash-bang that can singe your eyebrows and give you a crispy face sunburn. Be careful.
- - If nothing happens then the thermocouples are probably bad or the control is clogged and/or bad from age. Parts are available from Force 10 but with "updates" they normally send you whole new burner/control/thermostat units. You change out the old system and install the new system which is not a simple task - but do-able - and not cheap