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Gas leak within cooktop

My jgp940 glass surface cooktop seems to leak from within, wether in use of not.
I have to fix it myself as we are 1200 miles from a dealer or any type of expert.
Problem is I cant see how to get access inside the cooktop, and don't want to break the glass upper trying.
Once inside I'm sure I can fix the leak.

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  • interd0g Dec 16, 2008

    Thanks for the detailed directions. 
    In answer to your question, it seems to leak gas. 
    To make sure I capped off the pipe to it, right at the flare.
    The smell stopped.


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What do you mean it has a leak inside? You can remove the glass top by carefully lifting it up and out of the countertop and the removing either the phillips, 1/4" or Torx screws around the lip under the glass. Pull off the knobs and the glass will s-l-o-w-l-y come up with even steady lifting force. Where gloves in case it breaks but it shouldn't as long as you don't drop in on a corner

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  • Expert Brian Dec 17, 2008

    Pull the cooktop up and out after reconnecting the gas. Then spay a soap solution on every joint, connection, and gas valve bodies and stems and look for bubbles. When you find the bubbles you have found the leak and then will know what action you need to take. It could also be under the top where the regulator connects. Soap down everything! Remember natural gas is lighter than air so it will rise above where it is actually coming from. Look for any connection that the installer used pipe dope on. Those are nortorious for leaking. Seal pipe thred connectors with yellow teflon tape. Make sure it's yellow not white tape. White is for air and water not combustible gases.

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