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Kelly, Appliance Technician
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How do I re-light the pilot light of my gas oven. It's a

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How do I re-light the pilot light of my gas oven. It's a Thermador Professional, that has a side smaller oven built in as well. That side still lights. Thanks
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Most models use an electric igniter, not a standing pilot. So, the igniter has likely failed.

May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
PRG486EDG / 19The smaller oven still ignites without an issue. It's the bigger side that isn't functioning correctly.
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

That model uses a spark type ignition. When you turn the large oven on, does it spark or do anything at all?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
you can hear the click of the spark ignition, but won't light.
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

Can you access the igniter and use sand paper to clean the tip of the spark electrode and the burner area it sparks to and see if the behavior changes?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
where would I locate the igniter? Upper or lower part of oven?
Expert:  Kelly replied 9 months ago.

It is on the lower part, under the floor, see number 1002 in the diagram at the link below.