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I have an older DFG-50 on a food truck and it is not getting

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Hi, I have an older DFG-50 on a food truck and it is not getting to temp. the Oven Ready Light is not coming on at all, even if you crank the temperature control up.
JA: What's the make and model of your oven? And can you guesstimate how old it is?
Customer: I think its from the 80s
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Has a number on the wiring digram. L5850
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: It was working earlier today. It has a hot surface ignition on it.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer. Check to see if the burner flame is mostly yellow, instead of blue. If it is, remove the burner assembly, wash it out with hot water, until any soot inside stops coming out of the burner holes. Dry the burner with a propane torch or a heat gun. If the flame then still burns a little too yellow, adjust the air flow with the adjustable air shutter on the burner throat.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is there a reason that the oven ready light would not come on?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It is a propane unit.
Expert:  John replied 9 months ago.

The "Oven Ready" light comes on, when the thermostat set point is reached. If the temperature is below the set point, the light stays off.