Smell of natural gas from range when oven is off

ApplianceGeneral Electric Oven


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Wrench set

Jeffrey From Methuen, MA

Mar 19, 2013

First diagnose where the smell of natural gas is coming from, mine was the range. On my model oven there is a small red shut off valve on the regulator. Turn that valve of and see if the smell goes away. If it does then the problem is with the Dual Oven Safety Valve. Order a new valve. First shut off gas to oven and disconnect gas line. I found it easier to replace the valve with the oven on its side. Once you find the valve location loosen the 3 gas lines and remove two mounting screws that hold the valve to the oven frame. Remove old valve and install new in reverse order. Be careful when reconnecting the 3 gas lines not to cross thread or over torque. Reconnect gas line and turn on gas.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dual Oven Safety Valve - Horizontal 3/8" Inlet

Part Number: PS233873

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