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Explosions Half of the time that I use my oven, I get a gas explosion inside it. It's an intermittent problem. After I turn on my oven, it explodes after a minute or two. It makes a very loud exploding noise and blows the door open and then it snaps closed. The first time it happened, I thought a car hit my house! The temp never reads above 100 degrees when this happens, which is the default number it reads when you turn it on. I have had a GE repair person here 6 times for this same problem! He has replaced the igniter, gas regulator, and oven burners. It's still happening. This problem has been happening since we got our range 3 years ago, it's never worked properly. Does anyone have an answer as to why this is happening? Every time the repair guy leaves, he says it's fixed. But now I'm afraid every time I have to use our "new" oven.

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  • JulieK Dec 17, 2007

    The "valve control" for the oven was already replaced. It's part number wb21t10014. Isn't that the "gas valve"?

  • JulieK Dec 21, 2007

    Ok, so the guy came to fix the oven again. He said that he found out that the reason it's exploding is because it's starving for secondary air. The reason that it isn't getting enough air is that we took the legs off the oven so it would fit properly...flush with the counter, since it's a slide in and the stove was too high. Adding the legs back raised the stove about 1/4 of an inch from what it was. Does this sound legitimate?

  • baudhuin Jun 04, 2008

    Our GE is a PGS968 slide in and we've also had to remove only the front legs to get the unit to align with the countertops. Since April 2007, we've had five explosions. Ignitors, controls, and gas valves have not fixed the problem. They're going to be back again to see if there's gas building up. Slim chance that will show anything. If it was a gas build up, as soon as there was power to the ignitor, you would have an explosion. Ours occurs after about 3-5 minutes (again with the display showing 100).

  • kvandegevel Jul 10, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. Temp does not go up or goes up slowly and then boom! Technition is coming back for the fourth time in 1.5 years. He has also replaced everything that you mentioned and last time said it was likely a problem with our gas line and to call the energy co. When I did this they laughed at me as all of our other gas appliances are working just fine.



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Gas valve needs to be replaced. You may want to pay a pro to handle this one! (gas is nothing to play around with) Goodluck!

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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    Brian Gillespie Dec 17, 2007

    Ahh, thats the valve I would have replaced first but there is another valve that feeds that one. Its also located inside the oven (part #WB19T10033)....

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    Brian Gillespie Dec 21, 2007

    Hmmm.... I will have to get back with you on that one. I've never heard of that but tomorrow I will ask another Wiz in this field and see what he says...I'll touch back with you before 2:00pm (12-21-07)



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