How to Light an Oven Pilot Light on an Amana Range

A common problem with an electrically lit pilot on a range is a failing igniter, or periods of electrical outage.

A match can be used to light the Amana oven pilot light in case of a power outage.A match can be used to light the Amana oven pilot light in case of a power outage.
During these times, an Amana range may be rendered inoperable despite using natural gas as a fuel source. A process for lighting these pilots during igniter failure is outlined by the Amana range user's manual and is considered standard operating procedure during igniter failure.

Select the range burner to be used.

Turn the operating selection knob to the "Ignite" setting. A faint "clicking" sound will be heard.

Place the open flame of the match or lighter underneath the top burner covering. The flame will assist the auto-igniter in lighting the burner.

Set the operating temperature as desired on the control knob. After the pilot has lit, the entire burner will activate.

Things You Will Need

  • Matches or elongated tip lighter


  • This process should only be performed by an adult or those with close adult supervision.
  • If the burner will not light, or there is a persistent gas smell, discontinue all attempts and contact the gas company and a registered technician for maintenance.

About the Author

Gabriel Dockery began writing in 2009, with his work published on various websites. He is working toward a Bachelor of Science in neuroscience in a transfer program between Ivy Tech College and Indiana State University.