re: Stove burners gas smell

Old 06-29-05, 12:37 PM
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re: Stove burners gas smell

All of a sudden yesterday the burners began giving off a strong gas odor, a little when on but quite stronger after turning them off. It fades in a few seconds. It has never done this before. Could it be that a little gas is still coming out after the flames are extinguished? Why mghtthis start happening out of the blue? Is this dangerous? Any ideas or suggestions appreciated. By the way, its a Whirlpool.

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Old 06-29-05, 09:37 PM
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Hello: dfbeasley

Very likely on burner valve is worn out enough to allow a small amount of gas (or some amount of gas) to pass through the core. Not a do it yourself repair.

Some gas utilities respond to calls for services. Ask the company you purchase the gas (natural or propane) from. Leak may not be from a valve. Lots of connections and fittings to check, etc. Several places gas odors can be comming from. Best for a professional to exactly determine the cause and make the needed correction.

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