I've installed a few before but my son recently bought a new place and
said that the gas company turned of just his oven (not the burners)
saying that there was a seperate safety valve just for the oven that
needed to be replaced. I've never heard of such a thing and wondered if
anyone else has.
How ovens work - http://fixitnow.com/2004/09/appliance-repair-revelation.htm
The gas valve they refer to is often called a safety valve. There are other
FAQs on ovens there also
Be aware it might not be the valve. Sometimes the igniter can get hot enough
to open the safety valve part way but not hot enough to ignite the gas (some
safety feature). Happened to me. In that case you get the gas smell but no
flame. THe fix is to replace the igniter not the valve. THis was a 4 year
When you do replace the valve be sure to call the gas company out for a
reinspection. Should your house ever burn down the insurance company goes
first to the gas company to look for non-compliancies. You want to make sure
your non-compliancy is cleared off their records.
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