How to Adjust the Pilot Light on Gas Stoves

Sometimes the pilot light on a gas stove can be set too high, which can cause a gas smell. When it's too low, it can have trouble staying lit. Both problems can be solved by adjusting the pilot lights for the stove and oven.

Step 1

Lift the top of the stove and secure it in place.

Step 2

Locate the pilot lights and trace the two aluminum tubes back to where they combine.

Step 3

Turn the screw where the two aluminum tubes join. Turn the screw clockwise to lower the pilots and counterclockwise to raise the pilots. Sometimes the adjustment screw is underneath a piece of tin that runs along the front of the stove. There is usually a hole in the tin cover that a screwdriver can be inserted into to access the adjustment screw.

Step 4

Follow the aluminum tube back from the pilot in the oven to the adjustment screw to adjust the oven pilot.