gas burner out of control

Old 01-22-07, 09:19 AM
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gas burner out of control

We had the left rear burner on our 1999 kenmore gas stove go berserk so to speak, it flamed up and actually burned paint off of the top header part right above the burner.

2 questions:

1) We shut off that burner (of course), and simply don't plan to use it until we can get someone out to look at it. Don't smell any gas/etc., but is there any risk in continuing to use other burners/stove after something like this happened?

2) The paint on the top/header panel right above that burner is cracked and burned down to the metal. It looks pretty bad. Sears has touchup paint, but wondering if anyone has tried touching up something like this and if it's worth the effort? Would it be best to sand the whole area down first so I'm painting a contiguous section of metal, or would it be best to simply clean the damaged area, and apply it into the cracked/exposed areas?

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Old 01-23-07, 08:15 AM
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Hello dceonline and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

Be sure all the slots or holes in that burner head are cleared. If not, use a pin and clear them. Best to remove that burner for cleaning. Also check the burner tube (if equipped) for any obstructions and the air shutter for same.

All flames around the entire circumference of the burner head must have flames. All flames must be equal in size and height. If all the other 3 burners are operating correctly, it is ok to use them.

For the touch up painting aspect, follow the manufactures instructions on the paint can or container. Do not expect a totally invisible paint touch up area. Does not often result that way. Close but not perfect. Existing paint is baked on enamel.

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