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Old 11-21-13, 11:01 AM
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Question Gas smell

I have a leak from my frigidaire sealed top range. I can smell the gas and it tracks to the lines supplying the burners.
is there a way to get access to those lines to repair in a sealed top?
model # FGF348KSG

the gas company recently turned on the gas. guess they missed this.
 
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Old 11-21-13, 02:29 PM
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Old 11-21-13, 07:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Are you only smelling gas when a particular burner is used ?
If you are smelling gas at all times then the stove needs to looked at ASAP.

Your unit is called a sealed top but it still opens for service.
Turn off the gas if gas smell is present

1) Remove all the grates, caps and burners.
2) Remove the one or two screws next to each burner orifice.
3) Use a 4" putty knife under the top in the front left corner. As you push the putty knife in you'll hit the catch. Push in and lift corner of top slightly.
4) Repeat the process for the right front corner.
5) After both clips are released.... the top will hinge up. Engage the support rod to hold it in the service position.
 
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Old 11-22-13, 11:14 AM
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Red face gas help

thanks so much for your reply.

the gas is off now and havent been using the range (sad cuz i usually cook alot) since the leak seems to be an issue with the line not closing completely from one (or more?) of the burners.
i will try your method this weekend.
if i can open the top, then i hope to track the smell and do a soap test to see what else can be done.
any other recommendations greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 11-22-13, 03:24 PM
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No real suggestions. You need to use a soapy solution to look for leaks.

It's pretty rare for gas to be leaking from one of the burner valves if they are all turned off.
 
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Old 11-25-13, 01:55 PM
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success

I followed the steps for accessing the sealed top. mine didnt have latches, i had to remove the panel over the turn off valves and then remove two more screws then the whole top romoved.
I wouldnt have seen it if i didnt have your advice to really look at those corners.
i only had to tighten a nut to resolve the problem.
thanks for help and giving me confidence to acomplish this. saved the day!
happily back to cooking.
 
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Old 11-25-13, 05:55 PM
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Nice job Thanks for stopping back.
 
 

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