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How to Light the Pilot Lights on Kenmore Stoves

Michaele Curtis

If you have a gas stove, the pilot light is a small flame that is continuously burning and serves as an ignition source for the burners. A pilot light might go out if the gas is disconnected or if a breeze or fan blows it out. When the pilot goes out, you can't use the burners on your stove. If Kenmore makes your gas stove, it provides pilot lighting instructions in the manual. Although the procedure can vary by stove model, the general process involves accessing the light and adding a flame to it.

Standing Pilot Models

  1. Turn off the knobs to all of the burners on the stove top.

  2. Remove any items from the stove top, and lift it up to expose the pilot ports.

  3. Use a long-handled match to light each of the two pilot ports. Extinguish the match. Lower the stove top back in place. Use the stove as desired.

Electric Ignition Models

  1. Light a long-handled match and hold it close to one of the burners.

  2. Turn the control knob of that burner to the highest setting.

  3. Remove the match from the fire when the burner lights, and turn the control knob back to "Off." Extinguish the match.