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Old 09-25-2004, 01:33 PM   #1
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I know this is REALLY off topic but one of the ranges on the stovetop in the house we just moved into didn't work. I noticed it was REALLY dirty and there was a gummy substance all around it. So i cleaned off the burner and now it won't turn off. I turned off the gas in back and tried to find out what was wrong but I have no idea. Everytime i turn the gas back on the one range just spews gas. Any ideas?
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Sounds like a valve, not a burner. (and this IS the place for off-topic )

Try removing all the *****, and check the orientation of the valve shutoff shafts. Are the flats all aligned? Or is one of them off by a bit? The valve should be closed, regardless of sticky condition of the burners.

For the burners, soak all the pieces in Easy-Off for a couple hours in the sink, then without rinsing, put them through the dishwasher on the pots/pans setting.

If you find a burner that won't shut off, you can cap it off with parts from Home Depot, and just not use that burner until it'* fixed. It is one burner, and you're renting?
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yeah, it'* only one burner and we're renting. i noticed that the **** for the burner in question would just keep turning. when i took it off, the metal piece that the **** goes onto was loose as well, so i tightened it. unfortunately that didn't work. i think i may just go to home depot and get stuff to cap it. yikes.
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You can turn the gas on to everything else if you want, if you just shut it off behind the stove. Should be a valve there, then you can go remove the valve in question, and go to Home Depot. Get a cap for the gas line coming into that valve. They may have rebuild kits for the valve itself, or replacement valves.

What brand is the range/stove? And model?

And don't forget to re-light the pilots on the heater and water heater if you need to.
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yeah, i pulled the stove out and shut the valve in back off as soon as i realized gas was pouring into my house, haha. i went out and got some plumbers putty/caulk and put it in the hole that comes out of the bottom of the ****. i'd like to fix it for good but the caulk definitely plugged it up in the short term.
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good thing you caught the problem before anything happened.
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Renting? Might be the landlords problem, not yours. Thats the beauty of renting around here, I never did a lick of maintence as a tenant, apart from keeping the place clean, yard mowed and HVAC filters changed. Everything else was handled.
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Renting? Might be the landlords problem, not yours. Thats the beauty of renting around here, I never did a lick of maintence as a tenant, apart from keeping the place clean, yard mowed and HVAC filters changed. Everything else was handled.
Valid point. Although some landlords will let you do repairs/painting, etc and deduct labor and materials from the rent. That has worked for me in the past.
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