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Wolf RT364G rangetop gas odor


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#1 Marcplante

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Posted 13 October 2014 - 04:45 PM

My wife opened the drawer under our 10 year old Wolf rangetop to pull out a pan and noticed the smell of gas in the cabinet under the rangetop.  there was no smell above the rangetop.  I turned off the hard line feeding the rangetop and felt around the connections to see if they were tight.

 

The connection where the soft line connects the gas to the rangetop made my hands smell like gas, and I'm wondering if those connections just need to be reseated, but am thinking this is one instance I should have a tech come out and do a smoke test nonetheless (unless these things are fairly bombproof except for the connections.  I'm fairy mechanical and wrench my own car and have fixed my washer and dishwasher a couple times using this resource.

 

Any experiences? thoughts?

 

Just shut up and call?

 

 



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#2 DanInKansas

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:38 AM

At your local hardware store you can get a bottle of soap bubble leak detector.  Hit the join you think might be leaking with that and BE PATIENT.  Watch for a few minutes to see if you can see bubbling.  If you see bubbling, shut off the gas, undo the connection, and add yellow teflon tape, and get it nice and tight.  (If it's brass, be sure not to overtighten or use vice grips, pliers, channel locks, etc.)

 

Hit it with the leak detector again. If it passes that test, wait and see if you get odor. 

 

At that point, if you're still getting odor OR if you get odor with and don't see bubbles OR if you just feel out of your depth, call your gas company.

 

There are a lot of appliance repair guys who have very little experience with natural gas, so I would call your NG utility -- I wouldn't trust their guys with your dishwasher, but they will have tools and training for this situation.  


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#3 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:38 AM

We've had the same issue at our house and I've dealt with this at customer's homes.  I pull out the range and use some gas leak bubbler solution (your local Ace hardware store) and spray it on all the gas connections.  The one that bubbles is your leaker.  Just tighten it up using appropriate wrenches, all good  One tip:  try to avoid using adjustable wrenches on gas connections because they tend to either slip and round out the corners or stick on the fitting making it difficult or annoying to remove  Instead, use the correct size open end fixed wrench. 



#4 DanInKansas

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 07:39 AM

Ha! Samurai and I posted almost the same thing.  I must be getting smarter. 


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