My gas oven wouldn't start. I replaced the oven igniter and now the oven works but I smell gas, even when it is turned off. If I turn the gas off at the valve, the gas smell goes away. Is this a regulator issue? Where do I go from here?

It was leaking at the safety valve. No more gas smell but now the flame is super high. Maybe the regulator?


The ignighter usually has no Inter action with the gas other than switches that turn on the electronics, did you change or mess with any of the gas lines? I would make up a soap water solution and check every fitting for leaks and tighten. Gas is normally only pressurized at ~3/4 of a psi so there is not much pressure. If after bubble checking all the fittings and tightening any leakers it would be time to call a pro if you smell gas.

  • Thanks for your response. I didn't mess with any of the gas lines, I'm not that brave. I checked all the fittings. The only place I found bubbles was at the opening of the safety valve. – Debra J Bruce Feb 9 at 21:30
  • Can you provide a photo of that location I would suggest fighting but am not sure what valve this is in your stove – Ed Beal Feb 10 at 1:03
  • It was leaking at the safety valve. No more gas smell but now the flame is super high. Do you think maybe its the regulator? – Debra J Bruce Feb 11 at 2:07
  • The control valves should adjust the flame size I always want more heat on most stoves. The only other thing I know of is the orifice to change from propane or LNG, to natural gas this would make a change but I don't think that is your issue. It would be rare for a gas regulator to go bad for libiality issues it might be a good idea to contact the mfg on things like this if there is the possibility of a problem they may replace it free of charge. – Ed Beal Feb 11 at 3:57

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