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Replace Burner ignitor Maytag gas range

How to access the ignitor of 1 burner on Maytag gas oven/Range model MGR5775QDQ. Does the burner unscrew from the top to remove it, or must it be removed from the bottom.
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Gas oven not getting enough gas

My gas oven ignites but not enough gas is flowing through. I was able to clean all stovetop burners with a pin to unclog the gas inlets. I'm hoping that's what's wrong with the oven, but I do not ...
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Flexible metal conduit touching black steel gas line

I'm running a section of flex conduit through a wall that already has a 3/4" black steel gas line running through it. The hole that the gas line is run through has a good amount of extra space ...
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Why are yellow gas appliance connectors single-use?

I am looking for an explanation why yellow gas appliance connectors are single-use. What is it that makes them not reusable? Does it wear and reshape sympathetically so that it can't form another ...
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Intermittent delayed ignition, gas furnace

I have a more than 22 year old gas furnace that appears to be having a delayed ignition problem but the loud bang only happens once every few days and the HVAC tech that came over to look at it found ...
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What is the meaning of these progressive gas tap codes?

I need to replace a leaking progressive gas tap from a Cooktop. The manufacturer doesn't provide spare parts anymore. I found many alternative options. Some look exactly like the defective tap. But I'...
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Please recommend rust solution for old gas stove with pilot light

Please let me know if you see concerning rust and what might fix it.stove photo
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Alternatives to propane delivery

We live on a hill and our driveway can be challenging. We have had delivery companies refuse to use our driveway. We use propane for hot water and for cooking and generally have the large tank filled ...
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Why is my KitchenAid dual ring burner not lighting?

I have a KitchenAid 36 inch countertop stove, model KFGU766VSS02. The center burner high power won't light. Center low power does light. This is one of the KitchenAid "dual ring" burners. It ...
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Kenmore Elite range safe to use after melting LED bulb?

I ran the self clean cycle that melted the LED lightbulb and I can't clean the resulting metal out of the socket. I'd like to know if the oven is safe to use with that residue and effects of the ...
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Diagnosing water heater - can I apply voltage to a thermocouple?

American Water Heater BFG6140S403NOV I am troubleshooting this water heater. The pilot light won't stay on and I suspect it is the thermocouple. I measured the voltage while running the pilot ...
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Lower oven smells + high flames, rest of range OK (KitchenAid - Natural Gas)

My SO and I are stumped with our KitchenAid's lower oven (Double Oven, model KFGD500ESS01, Natural Gas) and are hoping for second thoughts before we throw in the towel and bring in a professional. tl;...
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Does a Dometic RUA8408X fridge need external power when running on gas?

I am replacing a my Dometic RGE410 fridge/freezer after 15 years of reliable service. The replacement I'm lookin at is the Dometic RUA8408X, which is a similar size and supports gas/12V/mains. It will ...
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Does the water heater tank have anything to do with the house heat? [closed]

My water heater tank started leaking so we shut it off until we find the money to replace the water heater tank. However, we noticed that as soon as we shut it off, there is no heater in the house. ...
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Can I replace my gas water heater control valve with one from a different manufacturer?

Can I replace the Honeywell gas water heater control valve (model number WT8840B1500) with a Reliance control valve?
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Why do two burners spark when I only turn on one?

I have a Thermador gas range model PRG304EH01. The right side has 2 burners (RF and RR) with igniters connected to their own spark module and microswitch. When I turn on one of the burners, another ...
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Can I use a valve to split a gas line to two appliances?

We have a gas insert in our fireplace using a 1/2" line. The line used to feed a garage heater but the fireplace took it over. Can we install a valve that would be used to direct the gas flow to ...
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Does a roof unit HVAC have a pilot light?

This may be a silly question, but I want to know if there is a pilot light that needs to be reignited after I turn the house main gas line off and on.
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Frigidaire gas oven doesn’t reach set temp

For several months the gas oven has had delayed ignition - sound of small explosion (thump) after turning the oven on. I use the term delayed because it takes notably longer to ignite the gas and it ...
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Having difficulty removing nipple from gas valve

I'm trying to replace a gas range and hook up the new flex line, but I haven't been able to get the old nipple out of the valve. I've tried using a nipple extractor but haven't had any luck. I'm ...
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Calculating gas capacity with mixed sizes of black iron pipe

If I have a gas meter connected to 50' of 1" pipe and then 30' of 3/4" pipe, it doesn't seem correct to determine the amount of gas available at the end of the run based upon a chart that ...
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Is there a maximum number of elbows allowed in a natural gas run?

I know that in a forced air system, there is a maximum of four 90s that can be installed due to pressure loss. Does this also apply to a natural gas run?
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Gas Fireplace pilot light stays on but the main burner won't start

I have a Superior DR-500CMN direct vent gas fireplace that won't start. I have cleaned the Thermocouple and Thermopile. The pilot light stays on strong and has a clean blue flame. I tested the ...
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How to measure gas usage by appliance

I have 3 appliances that use natural gas: Water heater, gas furnace and gas stove. How can I tell how much gas each is using so that when I make energy efficient improvements I have a way to tell how ...
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Massachusetts Gas Dryer flex supply line

I have a licensed plumber appt set next week to replace my gas dryer flex supply line with a longer line. Presently it has a 48" flex line but it restricts access needed by a drain company to ...
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Wall switch doesn't work on fireplace [closed]

Our gas fireplace has the panel underneath for ignition, gas level, and pilot/on/off. We can fully operate the fireplace from here regardless of the wall switch. I'd like to leave the one knob on on ...
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What to use to fill pipe gap behind cooking stove

We just pulled out our cooking stove and found two gaps: A bigger gap around the gas line and wall A smaller gap on the wooden floor to the right of the bigger wall gap What would you recommend to ...
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Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped

Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped I replaced the pilot light, thermocouple, thermopile and igniter. The unit I bought has a much smaller pilot line than ...
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Gas logs will not ignite

I have gas logs that will not light. I do see the spark when I push the button. However, when I hold down the pilot button for an extended period of time I get no fire or flame and I also do not ...
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Gas Line Static Pressure Loss in New Construction

Had LP gas lines installed in new construction build. Everything is capped. At the outside of the house where a regulator will go in the future they installed a pressure gauge and charged the gas ...
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Do I need to add more gas piping and shut off valve in kitchen?

Moved into a new house and noticed the gas supply to where the stove will go does not have a shut off valve, and the piping only extends ~2 inches above the floor. The shut off valve for this line is ...
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Protruding Gas Pipe [closed]

I live in an old NYC Co-op and looking to do a small kitchen Reno. The gas line protrudes out of the wall which doesn’t allow my oven to sit flush against the wall. My super said, If we were to change ...
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Top handle, metal fireplace screen warms. Unit not lit, and days after use. No pilot light on unit, has internal fan

Top handle, metal fireplace screen warms. Unit not lit, and days after use. Unit is enclosed propane burner, with mantel. There's an internal fan and no pilot light on unit, but has thermocouple. ...
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Are unions considered harmful to plumbing?

Disclaimer, I have pulled all the permits, I already passed several inspections, my jurisdiction is happy to have the homeowner do their work. I need to connect two underground PE gas lines downstream ...
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How to connect 14 thread pipe to 18 thread pipe

I am trying to install a gas dryer. I noticed that the gas pipe from the dryer (yellow) wouldn't lock with the gas pipe coming from the ground. They are both the same size, and I can turn for one ...
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Do I have a gas leak if I use 1/2 therm of gas a day?

My gas usage seems constant for the past 6 months (summer/fall time) so perhaps this is normal usage for my house but my gas company says my gas usage is Tier 2, which is a higher amount per therm. ...
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What size connection do I need for this gas dryer hose?

Could you please tell me what size I need for this gas dryer hose? https://ibb.co/BzxSNtG https://ibb.co/3WnYrBm https://ibb.co/9nkjTGq
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Is it okay to have an air handler in an uninsulated attic or will the air handler have to work harder?

We live in CT -- so cold winters. I don't know all the right/technical terms, but this is our situation: Split level ranch (two floors plus attic) Gas furnace and gas water heater in the basement Air ...
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Underground propane supply line

I have a 500gal propane tank for my house that sits off the house a little. It appears that the original supply line from the tank to the house is 3/8”ID copper that I need to replace. From regulator ...
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Strong gas smell when first turning on oven

has anyone dealt with a very strong gas smell when you are first turning on a gas oven? We purchased a Kucht KNG361 gas range last year and each time we turn on the oven, a stronger than usual gas ...
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Central Heating Inhibitor for underfloor heating?

I am getting quotes for annual gas boiler service. The guy was talking about adding central heating inhibitor. I have underfloor heating (gas), which he knows. Would you still use central heating ...
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Nightly overwhelming sewer gas smell from shower drain only while in use

Ok here is a doozy we have been dealing with for over a year. House was a new build 2012 and we had never had any plumbing issues until we had our roof replaced a bit over a year back and around the ...
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Natural gas grill: is it ok to install the Quick Disconnect plug pointing up?

I bought a NG grill. The gas stub in my deck is pointing up. The grill's instructions manual says that the Quick Disconnect plug should be installed pointing down or sideways to avoid having water or ...
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Is it safe to partially open a gas valve?

I have a stove whose primary burners are all way too hot even at their lowest setting, which means i only have one burner that can actually simmer a liquid or cool more delicate veggies. Edit: In ...
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Are there gas stoves with flame sensors and autmatic gas shutoff? [closed]

Are there any gas stoves with built in automatic safety shutoff features? For example, if I turn on gas but the burner didn't go on and the gas is running, is there a gas stove that would ...
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Tying Into Existing Gas Line Near Patio

I have a natural gas line entering the back of house for indoor fireplace one foot from my patio. I would like to buy a natural gas grill for the patio. Of course I would hire the work done, but first ...
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Rheem water heater keeps locking out

My Rheem water heater, model # PRO + G60S-55NCN62PV, keeps shutting down with this error - Maximum amount of ignition attempts has been reached and system is in lockout. It was happening for around 6 ...
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What could cause high CO levels from a gas range and issues with gas tankless hot water unit

I have a fairly new gas range and a Rheem tankless water heater. Both are under 6 years old. I have a CO sensor (Sensorcon) in my kitchen and would rarely see over 10 ppm. Tankless water heater worked ...
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Gas fireplace won’t stay lit unless I remove glass

Runs good when I remove glass and lean it against opening otherwise it goes out It’s a napoleon insert
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Is it safe to install an electric fireplace in front of a decommissioned gas fireplace?

I have a gas fireplace that I’ve not used in 7 yrs and I’m trying to update it to an electric fireplace. My contractor thinks it’s better to just cap the gas line and build a new fireplace wall with a ...
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