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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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We have an evirogas EG28 small gas stove in basement. The

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We have an evirogas EG28 small gas stove in basement. The pilot light will light but it will not start.

Any suggestions?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is Kelly and I look forward to helping you! What type of switching are you using to turn the unit on, a thermostat, remote or switch?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Expert:  Kelly replied 3 years ago.
OKay, and has the pilot been on long enough for the thermopile generator to ramp up?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes much longer than usual

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

There is a button that we have to push to start after the pilot light warms up.


Expert:  Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Okay, do you have a meter to test with?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no but could get my son to do it tomorrow if you will tell us what to do.

Expert:  Kelly replied 3 years ago.
Well, on the gas valve, there are three connectors with wires going to them. The top and bottom will have a wire on each from the switch and the middle and bottom will have a wire from the generator. Measure the millivolts between the bottom two terminals, looking for around 300-400 millivolts. If that is there, the generator is good. If it is considerably lower (<275 millivolts), the generator will need to be replaced. If it tests good, test the wires from the switch for continuity. I will be here if you have questions when you begin to test. There is no extra charge for follow up help!

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Expert:  Kelly replied 3 years ago.
I see this question is still open. May I help with additional information?