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The pilot light is out on my 1950s era Caloric Ultramatic

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The pilot light is out on my 1950's era Caloric "Ultramatic" wall oven.
Is there some trick to get the gas flowing again to relight it?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.

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The thermocouple has gone bad. You will need to replace it to get the unit to operate again.

As this is such an old model I do not have any parts information in my database. Your local appliance parts retailer should be able to get the thermocouple for you. They are a common part even for a unit this old.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
this happened before and getting the pilot relit involved warming up a safety switch so that it would allow the gas to flow. That is what I am trying to do.
Expert:  The Home Smithy replied 6 years ago.
The safety switch is the same thing as the thermocouple. It is the bulb that sticks into the pilot light flame.