Our oven smells like gas when not in use. Its a faint gas smell that is mostly present inside the oven only. We have checked all the connections and no leaks. Is there a way to check the safety valve to see if it failed in an open/partial position?
Answer Jspreer, Yes, there is a way to gas leak the safety valve, But if all the other connections are not leaking, and the range has not been pushed back against the shut off valve, causing it to leak, then you'll need to remove the bake burner assembly 316404400 oven bottom and flame spreader and dab or apply a coating of warm soapy water to the orifice and valve body and check for "bubbles" from the seams and orifice, make sure you also remove power to the range.
My gas stove is all working well but when I bake I can smell a heavy odor of gas. I have checked it all out to find no leaks but reading on the net all fingers point to the safety valve ? thanks in advance Pete
You will want to check the burners for your oven to make sure that it is not rusted out or have any holes other than the burner ports. If they do then you will need to replace the burners. If these check ok then the oven safety valve would be the most likely cause of the smell.