My oven takes a long time to light when it does light, I smell gas sometimes, I can take a wooden spoon and tap on the tube above the safety valve and it will start.When it gets to that temp and shuts off it will not restart unless I tap it again it seems as though it takes a long time to preheat when I do get it to light. I removed the safety valve and cleaned it put it back in and it worked good for a while then it started the same thing again what does it sound like to you, Thanks.
ANSWER Hello Joyce,
You need to replace that safety valve 316091706. The manufacturer doesn't even want qualified technicians tampering with it as it creates a gas leak, fire, burn, and explosion hazard.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Monday, June 25, 2012