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Oven I can't seem to get the right amount of gas going thur the gas safety valve so the gas oven will light on it own with out play with the valve

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Re: Oven

Dont Mess with it if you bought it second hand and Gas is a bad thing.. It may have been an LP/ (Liquified Petroleum) gas unit prior and now its hooked to a lower Natural Gas pressure home system or vise -versa. Turn it off and call a local contractor please. "PLEASE" Shut the Gas valve off until you do so..

(Bad things can happen if you try to do this Modification yourself)..

Just food for thought..

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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