Oven gas disconnected due to gas leak

3 posts / 0 new
Last post
SeanC
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 17 hours ago
Brewer, member since
Oven gas disconnected due to gas leak

I disconnected the oven gas line after detecting a leak - or really an improperly performing burner knob. I smelled gas at the stove despite all knobs being in the off position. To be safe I brought a lighter over a tested each burner and the right-rear burner lit up. After playing with it for a bit determined it can’t be trusted - it doesn’t naturally find a gas-off slot in the the knob “off” position. 

So gas is shut off until someone who knows how to fix it shows up.

SeanC

 

 

 

 

Brandon Kessler
Brandon Kessler's picture
Offline
Last seen: 16 hours 56 sec ago
Alchemist, member since
 Hi Sean -

 Hi Sean -

I took of the front part of the stove today and checked that all connections were tight. I lit the burners and turned them off, all while trying to smell-out a leak (both over the stove and under it with the cover off). I couldn't duplicate th smell/leak.

I think the culprit was a knob that fell off and was replaced incorrectly - leading to the valve not being 100% closed. To be safe moving forward we should treat the stove like we do the burners - turn off the yellow gas valve after using it.

SeanC
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 17 hours ago
Brewer, member since
Haha like you take your car

Haha like you take your car to the mechanic and they don’t hear that crazy noise you’re getting. But yeah I agree if we can’t trust the knobs in off seatings to not leak gas we should keep the gas flow off when not in use like the station burners to be safe.