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I have a Caloric Pilotless wall oven. When I turn it on now,

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I have a Caloric Pilotless wall oven. When I turn it on now, the flame doesn't light up. The pilotless pilot isn't working. Is this an easy fix? Where could I get parts for the unit. I inherited the house in 1986, but I have no idea how old the oven is. It's the type with an oven on top, and a broiler on the bottom. I'm trying to get out of this in the least expensive way by repairing it, so I hope you can help me find the parts. Is there a parts catalog I could get? I live in Denton, Texas. Do you know of any company who services this unit in my area??
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 4 years ago.
hi can u remove the oven bottom cover when u turn the knob the oven ignitor sgould spark twice and light the oven do u smell gas coming through
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I've never done this before. How do I remove the oven bottom cover?
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 4 years ago.
open the oven door and facing the oven on the bottom panel u will see 2 screws remove them the panel should raise up and come out
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Okay, I opened the top door (oven) and went to unscrew the bottom but it lifted out easily. Under it is a part running from front to back that is about 6 inches wide and maybe 3 to 4 inches thick (deep) It looks like the size of one of those small neck pillows. ;-) Is this the place? or do you mean the bottom door where the broiler is?

 

 

Expert:  esequiel walker replied 4 years ago.
yes thats it ok turn the oven on there is a piece attached at the curve of that pipe has a wire to it when u turn the oven on it should spark twice do u smell gas when turning the knob
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I got the flashlight and looked and looked but could never see a little wire. There was one area that was kind of open (the only place I could see anything) on the side/underside of the pipe. I turned the oven on but saw no sparks and I don't think I smelled any gas.
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 4 years ago.
hi ok if u dont smell gas or even see a spark then u are not getting power down there the thermostat is not working properly this brand caloric about 20 yrs old not sure the part is even available sir plus we need a model number
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I was afraid you'd say that about the parts not being available. I'm thinking it's actually more than 30-35 years old. It looks like I am going to have to bite the bullet and buy another unit. Do you have any suggestions for a good but not too expensive unit that I could buy? One that holds up with not too much repair?
Expert:  esequiel walker replied 4 years ago.
stay with ge ranges they are easy to fix and not much maintenance they hold their own sir. by the way i live in san antonio tx hi neighbor if i have been of help pressing accept pays me thanks
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Category: Appliance
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Experience: my father has an appliance repair business for over 30 yrs i have 18 yrs exp
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