I have been noticing a gas smell in our house for a few weeks and discovered the metal tube supplying gas to the front burner has split in two - kind of scary. Is the orifice tube assembly something I can replace myself or would you recommend a service call. The earliest they can come is one week from today - I need to cook!!!
ANSWER Der, That's a repair , you should be able to do yourself, first order the part, right side burner assembly 5787M052-60 left side burner assembly5787M053-60 and you only need basic hand tools. Unplug the power cord and turn off the gas to the range. You need to label and remove all 4 burner assemblies( grasp the burner and turn it 1/4 turn counterclockwise, lift it out and disconnect the igniter wire. You will have two(2) small phillips head screws, one in the front and one in the back, under the burners, remove those two screws. once you have all the burners and screws removed, and wires disconnected, you'll need a flat blade(putty knife) to press in on the top panel retainer clips(one on each side, 2 or 3 inches in from the end caps) and raise the top at the same time. You'll need a small crescent wrench or 1/2" open end wrench and turn the brass nut(s) on the tube/valve connection,counterclockwise to loosen and remove the assembly. After you install the burner assembly, turn the gas back on, and test the new connections for a gas leak with a soapy solution( hold your finger over the opening in the burner orifice, so you develop pressure and there's not much gas released into the room. You'll do fine, Thanks and Good Luck.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, June 29, 2011