I noticed the smell of gas coming from my GE xl44 oven. The gas company came out to confirm that it is an internal leak. Would this be the valve inside not closing, or an electric issue not telling the valve to close? I think i need part #AP2633268.
Is there a diagram on how to replace this? I cant figure out how to access this. Thnaks
Answer Jeff, It is possible for the safety control valve WB19K36 to "stick" open, but thats a bit rare. Apparently the technician could not pin point the issue for you ? A couple of questions first, does the gas odor occur all the time, or only when the oven is in use ? if the answer is when the oven is in use, then you most likely have a weak igniter, causing the valve to open and close erratically. If the odor is constant and always there, then go with the safety valve.
My oven doesn't get enough gas to the burner. Very little, some times no gas at all to light the burner. The igniter glows. The top burner works well. That is the broiler.
Answer Hello J.M.,
If the broiler burner works, the safety valve is operational so the only thing that can cause this is the ignitor WB13K21, the burner WB16K10035, or the bake orifice is blocked. If the bake orifice is blocked, it can be cleared by removing it and running a safety pin through the hole, as long as you are careful not to enlarge the original size of the hole.