Are you experiencing 😵💫 issues with your Tandoori Clay Oven’s pilot light constantly turning off 💡 ? If so, you might need to replace the thermocouple.
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What is a thermocouple, you might ask? It’s a safety device that senses the heat of the pilot light and signals the gas valve to release gas to the burner. If the thermocouple is burnt out due to excess heat, it won’t signal the gas valve to release gas, and the pilot light will go out.
But don’t worry, replacing the thermocouple is usually a straightforward fix. Here are the steps:
Make sure the oven is switched off, and the gas valve is closed for safety. Allow the oven to cool down before starting.
Locate the thermocouple, a small copper wire that runs from the gas valve to the Tandoori oven’s combustion chamber. You may need to remove some screws to access it.
Using a wrench or pliers, gently loosen the nut that secures the thermocouple to the gas valve. Once the nut is loose, you can gently remove the thermocouple from the gas valve. Next, remove the thermocouple from the combustion chamber, taking care not to damage it or any other components.
Take the new thermocouple and insert it into the combustion chamber, ensuring that it’s correctly positioned and not touching any other components. Next, connect the other end of the thermocouple to the gas valve, ensuring it’s firmly secured in place.
Finally, turn on the oven and test it to see if it’s working correctly. You should see a blue flame when the oven is heating up, indicating that the thermocouple is working correctly.
However, it’s important to note that this procedure should only be performed by a certified gas technician. Attempting to replace the thermocouple yourself could lead to further damage and may void your warranty. Additionally, it’s essential to use original parts for your Tandoori Clay Oven, as off-market parts are usually expensive and don’t last as long as original parts.
In conclusion, if you’re experiencing issues with the pilot light on your Tandoori Clay Oven, replacing the faulty thermocouple might be the solution. Just remember to follow these steps carefully and leave them to a certified gas technician for your safety and to avoid any further damage.