Lately when I use my natural gas oven, there is a strong gas odor for
several hours after I turn off the oven. The repairman replaced the
oven valve but it has not helped. I don't have this problem with the
burners on the stove top. Does anyone have any ideas about what the
problem might be? I am almost to the point of buying a new gas stove,
but I keep thinking it might be a simple problem to fix if I only knew
what the problem is. Thanks!
On 6 Jan 2005 15:30:12 -0800, r email@example.com wrote:
Call me silly but.............if you had the repairman over, he
replaced the valve and it still didnt solve the problem, wouldn't you:
A) Call the repairman to come back and have it fixed proberly, OR
B) Call a new repairman that can fix the problem
The repairman already told me that he does not know what else the
problem could be. I am right now trying to decide whether to buy a new
stove or call another repairman. I have had this gas stove for 11
years and have had numerous problems/service calls. It is a Caloric -
piece of junk!
Yes, any repairman worth his salt should be able to find where
the leak is, even if he had to use a sniffer. I don't buy that
doesn't know what else it could be line. I'd call another
repariman - and tell him the first guy said he can't find it;
they like incentives like that to show up the competition. You
might get a recommendation for someone good at it from your local
code enforcement office, in fact.
If it really is a natural gas leak (not beef drippings in the pan or
something unrelated) a repair guy should be able to find the leak with a
You sound like you'd enjoy a new stove, so maybe treat yourself for
Christopher A. Young
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