Recently, I moved back into a home that I had rented for almost two years. One thing I found was, the oven would have a gas smell when operating. Eventually, the oven would not maintain temp...the flame wouldn't reduce after reaching temp setting and I could smell a faint odor of gas. I have now started troubleshooting and upon turning on the gas supply valve (I had it turned off for safety as I didn't have the time to investigate at that time), I can hear the gas inside the stove hissing when nothing (except the supply valve)has been turned on...the oven was even unplugged. I shut off the gas, again, and removed the valve from the back of the oven... Part# Y-30148-23 (or NC-4175-5) looking to replace it as this is the only solution my limited experience in appliances can deduce. I guess I'm wanting to confirm this as the problem/solution before I order parts as I'm not an appliance repairman...just a well-rounded, mechanically inclined humble carpenter.
ANSWER Doc, Yes the WB21T10014,internal valve can "stick" and leak gas from the valve. It doesn't happen very often, But if you're sure all the brass fittings are tight and not leaking, (test with soapy water solution) and also check the regulator connections WB19T10073 then replace the valve
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Saturday, May 11, 2013