I am replacing my 1970s Tappan gas oven with a new Maytag model, and
I've hit a problem with the fit.
If I push the oven all the way back, the handle on the oven protudes
about 1/2" too far such that a kitchen drawer to the left does not
I've found that the problem is the gas shutoff valve, attached to the
end of the pipe that supplies gas from the house. It's too big. The
Maytag manual states that it cannot stick out more than 3" from the
wall, and indeed it sticks out about 4" because it's sticking out on a
diagonal, as if someone didn't twist it all the way on.
- How easy is it to replace this valve? DIY?
- Would it be reasonable to grab a pipe wrench and torque it clockwise
make it so that the valve handle doesn't stick out so much?
- Any other solutions?
Thanks for any help,