Need to plug a hole in my gas range

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Old 02-10-13, 11:44 PM
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Question Need to plug a hole in my gas range

One valve on my gas range broke and I cannot find a replacement part. I took out the part and put a plug into it. Initially there were soap bubbles, but after putting it back, the bubbles have stopped.

Questions I have:

1. Is this an ok procedure if I dont see bubbles?
2. Should I use Teflon tape and try again?
3. Should I use some type of joint compound?

Also the store had normal brass plugs and flared plugs. Is there any advantage of using either?
 
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Old 02-11-13, 05:42 AM
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Hello hassanalam. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If you're referring to plugging the threaded hole in the gas manifold where the gas valve was threaded into, screwing a steel 1/4 inch threaded screw plug with some thread compound on the threads will work. That's an acceptable method to replace a gas valve that is removed. No leaks will result once the plug is threaded into the hole and tightened up.

You said you can't find a replacement part? Meaning a new gas valve? Have you taken the removed one to a local appliance parts store? If not, might be a good idea to do so. If you had called a service repair agent, what would they have done? Same as you can due. Use a replacement type and or style if the OEM valve is not available. Do as they would due.

Retail appliance parts dealers can determine what the possible replacement part might be or may be also. They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

"Be sure the electrical power and the gas supply to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part."

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