Gas leak from oven


Old 12-21-09, 10:45 AM
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Gas leak from oven

my in-laws gave us a stove. it works great but it is leaking gas from the oven when its off. what could be causing this? thanks
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Old 12-24-09, 07:32 AM
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Hello ?????? and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and to the Gas Appliances topic.

Apologies for such a late reply.....

Most likely cause is the oven burner gas control valve, the rectangular metal device the end of the burner tube rests on, is allow a small amount of gas to pass through it when in the closed non operational position. Very much like a very slow leaky or drippy water faucet.

Solution is to either replace it or have it replaced. Not all that difficult to due if one is handy with small tools and uses cautions during the process. Then upon completion tests for leaks where part is connected using leak detection soap.

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Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.

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