jenn aire stove top knob is stuck in down position

Old 08-06-11, 03:51 PM
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jenn aire stove top knob is stuck in down position

and won't turn. Therefore causes burner to spark to ignite.
So I unplugged the stove top. I removed the knob and tried to pull up on the brass stem, it won't budge.
Old 08-08-11, 07:21 AM
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Hello terri2 and Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

Best suggestion would be to turn of the electric power and gas supply. Then unscrew and remove that gas valve. Take it to any local appliance retail patrs store and replace it with an exact OEM replacement part.

Not wise idea nor a good practice to attempt any repairs to any such gas valves. Often leak after any disassembly and reassembly. Always best to replace with new. Remove defective valve and "Carefully" install new one.

Once you have everything installed, turn the gas shutoff valve "ON" and soap test all the parts you connected and installed, checking for leaks.

Make up a cupful of slightly extra soapy water soap solution using common dish washing liquid soap and apply soap to both ends of the connector, on all installed parts and fittings with the gas turned on. Watch for bubbles. Applying the soapy water solution can be done with an ordinary fine bristled paint brush or paper towel.

Additional info on the subject matter here: Read the Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Informational Sticky Note, in this forums topic, for more detailed information.

Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information, Fault Codes & Mfg's Web Site Links Range/Stove/Oven/Broiler Info, Leak Detection, Fault Codes, Fuel Conversion & Links - Community Forums

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