31 October, 2013

Thermocouples

My MIL continues to have trouble with her Hotpoint gas oven. The pilot light goes out periodically (it seems random) and they've had the thermocouple replaced. Is there a chance that the thermocouples produced by Hotpoint are bad, or would it be any other issue causing the thermocouples to kill the pilot light. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. If the hotpoint thermocouples are continuously dying I would try a different brand. Take the old thermocouple with you to a hardware store (Lowes, Home Depot, etc. ) and ask somebody to help you. Most any would work but you can probably find one that is the same size so it will better fit in her oven. Hopefully this will work for her.

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  1. Dee Durham66 October 27, 2013 at 12:11 am #
    === a thermo-cple can be an interchangeable iten found at the Lowe's or Ho Depot . . . You may consider the use of the generic instead of the HotP. Therm-cple. . . Ask the dude at the ""commercial desk"" to help you with this item . . . . Hot Point has always made good stuff . . . . It just may be the gas that eats the HotP metal . . . Only a guess... Call the local appliance ""hospital"" and see what they recommend for the replacement -- HotP or re-manufactured new part . . . . . .