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Anonymous
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My oven stopped working January 2nd, I noticed when I went to preheat the oven and realized 10 minutes later it wasn't hot and the orange glow wasn't on like normal. Since is was after 6pm I wanted until the next day (Friday) to call my landlord to let her know. I called her around 8am, she said she would stop by later that day hung up. Didn't tell me when... She ended up just showing up at 6pm. She looked at the stove and said the pilot light needs to be lite. She told me to call the gas company... Ok, well its 6pm on a Friday so I called first thing Monday! They said they couldn't get anyone to come out until Thursday of that week... So I wait until Thursday to only have the gas guy come out and tell me my stove doesn't have a pilot light, its electric and needs some little box under the stove replace!

At this point I'm pissed because this is total shit! So I called my landlord to let her know what just happened. She said I need to bring in the paper the gas guy left me so that I can give it to the guy she uses to fix things... Ok, so I rush out to her office so we can get this set up ASAP! I ask her when he will be able to do it and she says, "I'll get back to you".. Ok that was Thursday. I gave her all Friday to call me... Nothing... Weekend passes, nothing... Monday comes and by noon I call her and left her a message. She hasnt called me back and its already 5pm here. I'm thinking about calling her back now...

Shouldnt she had already called me? To at least let me know what this guy said about when hes going to do it? I havent been able to use my oven since the 2nd now and I have food thats going to go bad... She has never not called me back right away so I know shes avoding me, I think she hasnt even called anyone about getting it fixed.

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 14, 2014 at 8:07 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2014 at 12:58 AM

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2014 at 12:59 AM

I did end up calling her like an hour after I posted this. She has answered the phone after 5 before and on weekends so I figured why not... She didnt answer. I left another message.

KyahZia
by on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM
Mine desperately needs a clean!
TheSilence
by Tá mé an mó on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:00 AM
That is so frustrating! In sorry you have a crappy land lady!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:07 AM

 Yeah, her and her husband from the start have been so strange. They dont want to do anything and every time something has come up they have been like, just fix it and we will pay you back.... never happened.  I have done this twice. Thankfully both things I replaced cost less than $10! This I'm not touching! The gas guy told me it could easily run is $250 to fix! Screw that, its all on her!

Quoting TheSilence: That is so frustrating! In sorry you have a crappy land lady!!

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:07 AM

 lol... well at least yours works.  : /

Quoting KyahZia: Mine desperately needs a clean!

 

KyahZia
by on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:13 AM
It only kind of works. I have to bake on the right side because the left doesn't really cook :( The clock and timer don't work and it makes a horrible electrical sound. Scary, I think it's going to blow up.
Quoting Anonymous:

 lol... well at least yours works.  : /


Quoting KyahZia: Mine desperately needs a clean!

 

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

How to Manually Light a Gas Oven

by Stephanie Mitchell, Demand Media

The pilot may light through the main compartment or the broiler.

The pilot may light through the main compartment or the broiler.

Ovens in older homes often employ a small flame in their base called a pilot light. Some pilots burn constantly at a low level; when you turn these ovens on, you feed more gas to the flame, which in turn lights the oven burner. Other pilot lights only burn while the oven is on. If you have this kind of appliance, light the pilot each time you want to use the oven. When you move into your new home, ask the previous owner whether to light the pilot each time or only as a troubleshooting procedure if the flame goes out.

1

Check the temperature dial on the oven and make sure it is in the "Off" position. If the oven's pilot light is designed to burn constantly and has blown out for some reason, you will leave the dial in this position while you light the flame.

2

Consult the owner's manual, if you have it, to locate the pilot light. If you don't have the owner's manual, open the oven door and look in the bottom of the oven for a small hole marked "Pilot Light" or something similar. It may be in the front and center of the oven or in one of the back corners.

3

Open the broiler door if you can't find the pilot hole in the oven's main compartment. Look for the pilot hole in the base of the broiler. If you can't find it there either, remove the broiler carriage and look for a labeled hole in the back of the empty broiler compartment.

4

Light a long match. Hold the flame beside the opening of the pilot hole. If the pilot is designed to burn constantly, it should light. If the oven is designed to be manually lit for each use, turn the temperature dial on slowly. The gas should ignite.

5

Remove your hand and the match immediately. Replace the broiler carriage if you removed it. Close the broiler compartment and the oven door.

Things You Will Need

  • Oven owner's manual
  • Long matches

Warning

  • If you smell gas in your kitchen, it might be a sign that the pilot light in your oven has gone out. Turn off the gas and ventilate the kitchen, then turn the gas back on and relight the pilot. Do not light the pilot while the kitchen is contaminated with gas.
Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:16 AM

How to Relight a Gas Stove Pilot Light

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Relight a Gas Stove Pilot Light

Relighting a gas stove pilot light requires some basic coordination skills. After a successful relight, you will be able to use your appliance normally. Pilot lights without a safety button may leak ,and when this happens you will smell the gas. Turn off the gas valve and allow the gas to dissipate before attempting to relight the pilot light. Have a question? Get an answer from an Appliance Repair Specialist now!

Things You'll Need

  • Lighter

Instructions

  1. Relighting Your Gas Stove's Pilot Light

    • 1

      Determine whether your gas pilot light has a safety button; if not you will need to locate the main gas valve and turn it off to allow the gas that has been leaking to dissipate before continuing with the relighting process. Ventilate the area. Assuming that your pilot light has a safety button that turns off the gas automatically if it's blown out by wind or drafts, locate its position. Somewhere close to the safety button there will be a metal plate with instructions to relight the gas pilot light. If the plate is missing, the following method should work.

    • 2

      Press the safety button continuously for three seconds. During this time, the gas will start to be released. As the gas is being released, light the gas jet and release the safety button at the same time; you should now have a blue flame. The safety button is there to stop the gas when it's accidentally blown out, and to prevent children from playing with the gas controls by making it difficult for them to operate the appliance unsupervised.

    • 3

      If your appliance has no safety valve and you followed Step 1, now is the time to relight your gas pilot light manually. Turn the gas back on at the main valve, making sure that the stove knobs are all set to the "off" position. Take your lighter and place by the gas jet. It should light immediately with a blue light. Use your appliance as normal.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you smell gas or a rotten egg smell and your pilot light is lit and your knobs are all set to the "off" position, evacuate your house and call your gas company from a neighbor's house to report the leak immediately.



Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_2279389_relight-gas-stove-pilot-light.html#ixzz2qRfQ9uOt

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 15, 2014 at 1:18 AM

Keep the receipts and deduct then from your next months rent....make sure to keep copies

Quoting Anonymous:

 Yeah, her and her husband from the start have been so strange. They dont want to do anything and every time something has come up they have been like, just fix it and we will pay you back.... never happened.  I have done this twice. Thankfully both things I replaced cost less than $10! This I'm not touching! The gas guy told me it could easily run is $250 to fix! Screw that, its all on her!

Quoting TheSilence: That is so frustrating! In sorry you have a crappy land lady!!



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