Is the pilot light supposed to stay on in a gas stove?

A gas stove pilot is always on to keep the oven lit. If the pilot is off, there are a few things that you can do to turn it back on. You can light a match or lighter near the burner and use it to light the pilot again or open up your kitchen supply drawer and look for an igniter.

Should my pilot light always be on?

We recommend that you turn off your gas fireplace pilot light seasonally. Turning off your gas fireplace’s pilot light can save a substantial amount of energy and money. It is important to remember that not all gas fireplaces have “standing” pilot light, or, a pilot light that is “always on”.

Is it safe to leave pilot light on stove?

They should be off when the burners are turned off. If you’re leaving your home on vacation, turn the gas valve off for the stove, which will make sure the pilot light can’t turn on. For more tips, including how to spot the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, read on.

Why does my gas stove keep igniting?

When damaged, the spark module may continuously spark even when the knob is not being turned. Spark ignition switch: Signals the spark module to power the igniter. Moisture or electrical failures can cause the switch to “short,” resulting in repeated clicking.

Does a pilot light use a lot of gas?

Just how much gas does a pilot light consume? Most pilot lights will consume about 600 BTU’s of gas/hour. With 24 hours in a day, that’s roughly 14,400/BTU’s each day. Figuring 30 days, a pilot light will use approximately 432,000 BTU each month.

Do pilot lights give off carbon monoxide?

It could be dangerous. But if your pilot light is yellow, or even if has a slight yellow or orange tint, then wasted energy may be the least of your concerns. A yellow or orange pilot light will produce carbon monoxide – an odourless, colourless gas that can fill your home and cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

How do I stop my pilot light from clicking?

All you have to do is clean out the gunk.

  1. Unplug the power source.
  2. Remove the burner cap.
  3. Use a toothbrush or other small scrubber to remove/dislodge food. Around burner. Under knobs. Around igniter.
  4. Use a Q-Tip dipped in alcohol to get rid of the last little bits of buildup.
  5. Replace burner cap & get to cookin’!

What is continuous spark ignition?

A continuous spark ignitor generates sparks with an electrode attached to an ignition rod, the ignition rod is placed in the flow of gas near a burner sparks are emitted continuously while activated. This ignition method requires batteries or an electrical connection to operate.

How much does it cost to keep the pilot light on a gas fireplace?

A pilot light is a small flame that is kept lit to provide a catalyst for the main burner to be turned on when needed. The average fuel consumption of your standing Pilot light is: Natural gas is $0.60 a day = $219 a year. Liquid Propane is $1.80 a day = $657 a year.