A couple times in the last 2 weeks the broiler in the gas range we use in
the kitchen shut off by itself. The light on the countertop was still on,
yet there wasn't any flame. In each case I had also been cooking something
on the stovetop. After I shut off the stovetop, I checked the oven again and
found the fire had gone out. It had been on when after I shut the stovetop.
Not sure what to do. The stove is GE range about 30 years old. The serial
and model numbers have been washed away though past cleanings. Anyone know
have any suggestions?
At that age, my first inclination would be that the burner orifices are
plugged so gas flow is restricted from years of accumulated crud (both
internal from the gas and external). Clean them and see if problem
doesn't resolve itself.
Personally, I would remove the burner and clean it. Paper clips, stiff
wire, small nail, awl, or wire brush to clean the ports. Then I can
examine the burner and work easier.
E How link here if you clean it in place.
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