Question about Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Hello We recently remodeled our ktich and have a dacor preference renaissance cooktop. My plumber installed the gas line. As part of the installation, Dacor required to install a gas regulator which my plumber did. We tested to ensure there were no leaks and none were recorded. However, since installation, we once in a while get a smell of gas. Then the smell goes away. We have drawers underneath the cooktop. Most of the time, when the drawer is open there is no smell. However, once in a while, there is a gas order as if you think there is a leak. I talked with my plummer and he suggested I check out more about the regulator and its use. Does the regulator vent out gas if there is too much pressure in the line? If there was a leak, both my plummer and I believe we would consistenly smell gas throughout the ktichen. That is not the case. So, I would like to know more about the gas regulator that Dacor supplies with the unit. Is it suppose to vent gas if there is too much build up in the gas line? Could the regulator be faulty? We would love to receive some feedback.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,340 Answers

I googled the problem to make sure I remembered how they worked.The only problem that would cause regulator leak is improper adjustment on a brand new one if the pressure is too high.It also talks about the spring which helps regulate the gas may lose its springiness,after several years though.There are numerous safety measures to stop the gas from coming out if you have a pilot light and it goes out which I did already know.I also know that NEVER will a regulator just simply release the gas into the air from overpressure.That would not even be allowed by anyone in the entire industry.Also,when your drawer is closed,then you open it,do you get a little whiff of gas?Natural gas(is that what you have?) does not have an odor in it's natural state.After it is drawn,a chemical is added so you can smell it and tell if there is a leak.If the odor is very minimal,it may just be the pilot burning if you have one.I would say it would likely be consistent if there was even the smallest of leaks.I used to repair gas appliances however...I was born with no sense of smell.I am including a link to you so that you can learn a little more about gas regulation.Also,I would be persistenet with your plumber and ask him to come over and do a checkup,and just tell him you are very worried about the situation since it could have obviously dangerous results,and it will give you peace of mind.They should do it for free,they better.Tell him you just want him to come over and make a quick gas reading.Hope this helps you out.If you have any questions about what you are reading,I know how all that stuff works,is designed,or whatever.
Just comment to this post and I will get an auto link.
Good luck! Greg

Posted on Aug 25, 2010

  • Greg McCarthy Aug 25, 2010

    Also I just thought of something.The gas company may come out and do a free check.Tell them what you did and your concerns,see what they think/recommend and go from there.

    Good luck! Greg


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

After cleaning one of the small burners will spark

make sure the little hole right by the ignitor isn't plugged.

Jun 15, 2010 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Dacor sgm304s, Ignitor constantly snapping.

under burner control knob broken plastic cam that operates switch.

Sep 07, 2009 | Dacor Preference SGM304 Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

I melted the knobs for my dacor cooktop and the model number for the cooktop is: SGM365S.  What do I need to order and from whom? Thanks, Sanford

You will have to order from a dacor dealer. Check with the manufacturer for a dealer near you. try 1-877-DDS-DACOR

Jan 28, 2009 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Converting LP to NG

The install manual on the dacor web site insists that Natural Gas requires the nozzles be removed, that low pressure NG works with the large 'default size nozzles'. Have done the conversion, in Australia, for my own barbecue, worked ok
Gas is too dangerous to make mistakes with. All I can suggest if Dacor is difficult is take the pdf of the installation instructions, link in the first replies, and the barbecue to a local gasfitter/plumber and ask them to work on it. they will be able to do the calculations from the existing nozzle size, lpg pressure, ng pressure, and required BTU output, to put in correctr nozzles

Dacor Australia are much easier to deal with.
(Now res in Canada,)

Aug 08, 2008 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Dacor cooktop ignition problem


May 27, 2008 | Dacor Preference SGM304 Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Dacor pgm 365 lp to naural gas

Yes by a licensed person so as not to break any local laws or Kill You,
LPg typically delivers at a higher psi than natural gas, and the propane content requires more combustion air than the methane butane mix of natural gas,
methane CH4 needs 2 oxygen (O2) to make CO2 +2 H20
Propane C4H10 needs 7.5 (02) 4 CO2 5 H2O
the nozzle injecting the LPg has small diameter, The Gas certified plumber can remove the nozzle(s) and replace them with larger diameter Natural gas ones for a small price, most manufacturers make both, its a simple job
Cant stress - Gas Certified plumber/tradesman - strongly enough, one explosion will ruin your whole day

May 09, 2008 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Cooktop burner problem

Your plumber should know that the pipe service your cooker must be of a suitable size. Normal half inch pipe is only good for a couple of small burners. Most installations require one inch! There is a simple formulae for working out the flow rate of the gas. Your gas installer will know it.

Apr 18, 2017 | Cooktops

2 Answers

Propane to Natural Gas Conversion

on the regulator there is a 1/2" nut, made of aluminum. loosen the nut, thur it around and screw it back in, there is a "NAT" on one side, and a "LP" on the other side, make sure the "LP" is facing out if you are using propane, and "NAT", if you are using Natural Gas. Very simple, all you need is a 1/2" wrench, or a small adjustable wrench,

Jan 06, 2008 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

2 Answers

Dacor ignitor keeps clicking

Dacor has updated ignitors with a broad head. Install the new ones and it will very likely cure the problem. You'll need a special spanner wrench to remove the burners. And watch out for the flying keeper clips.

Oct 06, 2007 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Dacor Cooktop gas conversion

Where did you purchase the kit? Can you name the store with number or list the website? Also the part number information. Thanks

Sep 19, 2007 | Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Dacor Preference SGM365SS Gas Cooktop Logo

Related Topics:

92 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dacor Cooktops Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

15478 Answers


Level 3 Expert

744 Answers

Lakeland Appliance...
Lakeland Appliance...

Level 2 Expert

320 Answers

Are you a Dacor Cooktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides