How Do Oven Pilot Lights Work?

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jerse
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I have an older Caloric (Amana) gas oven. I curious about the pilot light for the four burners under the hood. I was told that there are sensors called thermocouples that essentially shut the gas off if they detect that the pilot light is not lit. Is this true?

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