My water heater had a bad thermocouple (it also had bug nests in the burner). I tried a used thermocouple from a hot dog stand gas valve I was replacing and it worked like a charm. I don't think cooking gas valves have changed much over the years.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2016 12:19:57 GMT -8 by cowcharge
'76 Shasta 2250 kept in a perpetual state of restoration. That way I don't have to buy any more campers
The thermocoupler was my first thought until vikx mentioned that the pilot should flareup when the knob is turned to 400°. There's no action at all at the pilot when I do it, this makes me suspect Temp dial/regulator.
If I can find the hotdog stand with no one near it, I'm not beneath grabbing their thermocoupler.
I may have to go for Plan B. Go to Ace Hardware and ask about a thermocoupler.
Last Edit: Mar 1, 2016 15:19:00 GMT -8 by nccamper
I got the oven working thanks to parts from Trailertrasher. He send me basically everything from the valve to the burner. Since I replaced all the parts at once I can't be sure which one was bad but my guess is the temp thermostat up top.
I highly recommend Trailertrasher is you need vintage parts. I've bought from him several times and I've never been disappointed.
With that said, the oven is something I'd only use in the winter on a very cold day, with the windows open. It heats the camper to crazy-hot in minutes.
There is not much better feeling than when the burner lights up, and there are not flaming pieces of debris flying around the yard. Congrats, nc, that oven looks good all lit up. (From the photo it looks like it's pretty nice condition, and looks good even when not lit.)