Unless you want to become a raw food restaurant on the fly, chances are your gas range or oven needs to be in good working order. And, thanks to the folks at etundra.com and their BackBurner blog, you can now troubleshoot common problems with their handy list of gas range how-tos.

For example, if you’re not getting gas to the burner, but the pilot light is on, make sure your gas regulator is installed facing the right way. Just take a look at the arrow to make sure. If your oven isn’t getting up to temperature, your problem may be a faulty thermostat or one that isn’t calibrated properly. And, finally, if your pilot light won’t stay lit, make sure your thermocouple is directly in the flame.

Just a note—if you’re at all unsure of what you’re doing, call a qualified HVAC technician to help get your natural gas appliances up and running again. (Take a look at these handy tips for finding an HVAC.)

And remember—turn off the gas before you start working…

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