Instructions on How to Light a Kenmore Gas Oven Pilot Light

When the pilot light on your Kenmore gas oven has gone out, you must relight it in order to use the oven. The pilot light in the gas oven can go out when there is a problem with the gas supply or if the gas has been turned off. Sometimes the pilot light can get dirty, which can prevent the gas from coming out; if so, you must clean the pilot light before relighting it.

Many gas ovens have pilot lights.

Step 1

Turn off the gas supply to the oven, by turning the valve for the gas supply to the right to close the valve.

Step 2

Open the door to the oven and locate the pilot light near the back. If your Kenmore oven has a broiler compartment, open the door of the broiler to see the pilot light.

Step 3

Remove the cap covering the pilot light. Clean off any dirt or residue on the pilot light with a toothbrush.

Step 4

Insert a small pin into the gas hole on the pilot light to make sure there are no obstructions. Place the cap back on the pilot light.

Step 5

Turn the valve for the gas supply to the left to open the valve.

Step 6

Light a long wooden match and hold it over the pilot light. The pilot light should ignite and maintain a small blue flame.