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A kitchen appliance with burners (cook top, stove top, hob). This is distinct from a range which is a appliance with both a stove top and an oven.

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Is this gas range ventilation setup dangerous?

I recently moved in to a new apartment that has a gas range and oven. I have never had a gas stove before, and so I am not sure how it should work. While cooking the other night, our Carbon Monoxide ...
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What could cause kerosene-like odor from a gas oven/range?

Suddenly my gas range/stove emits a kerosene-like odor when I operate the stove, and especially when I operate the oven -- but our service is natural gas. I called the local gas utility, and they ...
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How do I wire a brand new cooktop that has no white neutral wire?

My old cooktop which is being replaced connects to a j-box with black, red, white, and bare ground wires, which goes to a 40 amp circuit breaker (US here, noticed this site is popular with Europe too)....
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Stove top ground wire connected to neutral wire

We were removing the in-wall oven from my in-laws' old house (which we rent) to replace it next weekend. The wall oven and cook top were fed from the same supply. In the junction box the cook top ...
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How do I relight the pilot light on my Magic Chef stove?

I have a Magic Chef stove (model: 31203KAW) which is not lighting/igniting. We're using a butane lighter to light the stove-top burners (the gas still flows) but I'm nervous about turning on the oven ...
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Why is my gas stove taking 30+ seconds to light?

I have a gas cooktop that takes a really long time to ignite. You have to hold down the ignitor and it clicks for an absurd amount of time (30+ seconds) before the burner ignites. Everything after ...
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How to disconnect a weird looking wire

I'm renovating my Kitchen, and my stove is connected in such a way that I'm not sure how to unplug, I added pictures that might explain it better. I would like to either disconnect it, or make it ...
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Why is my stove tripping the breaker?

Recently when I turn my oven on, it trips the breaker. The oven stays on for quite awhile and heats up, but it seems that when it is turned up over 300 degrees, it shuts off. It’s an old stove (20 ...
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Electric requirements for gas stove

I am buying a new house (new construction) and it currently has an electric stove. One of the changes we've put in the contract it to 'remove the electric stove and adapt the stove cavity for a gas ...
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How can I childproof this 1957 cooktop?

Our cooktop was not designed with kids in mind. (Were kids better behaved in the 50s?) Anyways the push buttons are in the front, about 3 feet off the ground. We try to keep the kids out of the ...
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Can I move the range hood but not the roof vent (angled "flue" pipe)?

I have a typical 30" stove installed in the center of a 20' wall with a standard overhead hood that looks a lot like this. I want to redesign my kitchen with new cabinets so the stove becomes corner ...
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What is involved in installing a free-standing electric oven range?

My current oven just plugs into a big outlet in the wall. It's a giant three-pronged outlet. But all I need to do to get the oven to work (when it works) is to plug it into the outlet. I am now ...
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Is it really okay to hardwire a range (oven/stove) like this? Should I add an outlet?

After a fire in our oven, I pulled it away from our wall to find this More images I've never heard of an oven being hard-wired to the wall like this, but multiple sources (such as this or this) claim ...
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How do I easily tell if vent below microwave is vented to the exterior?

We had a house built recently and there's a vent on the wall where the microwave is on the exterior of the house, but it doesn't seem like anything is coming out of this vent when we turn it on while ...
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My stovetop is very hot - should I disable the pilot light?

I've just moved into a new place, and the pilot light on my oven seems to be on overdrive. The stovetop is very hot to the touch, enough to burn if you hold your hand on it. Besides that danger, it ...
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Why does one range burner only turn on when another is turned on?

I have a GE smooth surface stove, model JBS55DM2WW. It has a strange switch problem. When I turn on the front right large burner it does not come on, but if I turn on any of the other burners and ...
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Why does my stove vent fan take time to turn on

The vent hood is quite old. For some reason when I flip the switch to turn it on it takes 10-30 seconds to actually turn on. I've checked it and there's no power flowing for those 10-30 seconds. There'...
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What is the difference in electrical need between two-knob and four-knob induction ovens?

Maybe this isn't really DIY, but I would like to know a little bit more about it so that I can do some of my own comparing and make sure I am making the right decision finally. Here is a photo of my ...
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My house is nearing 20 years, what will break soon?

Okay, I recently learned that most appliances/things start breaking once the house reaches around 20 years. I'm running 19 now. From what I have heard, roof (although mine is apparently a 30 year ...
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Can I upgrade from a 240V 30A circuit to a 240V 50A circuit?

I have a new range with a NEMA 14-50P plug. I find my 240V receptacle is for a dryer, with the top blade a 90° one. So I need to change the receptacle out. However, I think my range needs 50 Amps, and ...
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Ceramic glass cooktop testing?

I'm in a new house, and the cook is getting frustrated with our new cooktop. Water takes a long time to boil and when it finally does, there is no way to simmer as it is now too hot. Is this normal ...
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Electrical hook up for new stove top

The cook top I am replacing (a small, old Credo unit) uses a 2P 30A Circuit breaker. The similarly small new Summit cooktop I plan to install has the following electrical specs: Connection voltage: ...
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What caulk should I use for the lip of a slide-in range?

I just replaced the ceramic cooking surface on my range/stove/oven. When I pulled it out, I noticed the side close to the sink (which is about two to three feet away) was pretty rusted and corroded. ...
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Intermittent power outtages to only part of the house. Power can be restored by turning the stove on for just a second, then turning it off

I have the standard, split phase power to my house. (Two hots and a neutral). There's a meter box and breaker panel outside, which has the main service disconnect. There's an additional service ...
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How to hook up a new gas range with mismatched fittings, and meet all code requirements?

The connection on the stove appears to be female 1/2" NPT. The 3' long yellow flexible connector has a female flare connection with a 15/16-16 thread at both ends. At the stove end there is a male/...
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Stove and oven on same circuit?

Does an induction stove and an electric oven need to be on separate circuits? If they can be on one, what amperage circuit breaker do they need? My house has a different circuit for each one, 50 amp ...
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Gas stove whines/hums - is this a safety concern?

I am located in the United States and have a natural gas (not LP) range in my kitchen fed by a natural gas utility. Sometimes when I turn on my range, the appliance makes a whining or humming noise. ...
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How to stop a screaming pellet stove?

I'm having trouble thinking of how else to describe the sound that our pellet stove is making. It is a piercingly high pitched sound that appears to come from the blower. Here's a video with ...
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What is this part on the receptacle of the stove called and what is it for?

We have an older Whirlpool electric stove. (Model # RS6750XVN) One of the burners isn't working and when I lifted the top off I found a different type of receptacle. Three of the receptacles look ...
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LP for gas stove

I am trying to hook up a 40# LP tank to my house to supply my gas stove. I have the LP conversion kit installed and piping installed and inspected to the the exterior. Can I just use flexible piping ...
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What are some alternatives for a glass stove top replacement?

As quite a few people are these days, my wife and I are in a difficult financial situation. About 5 months ago we got a HUGE break and purchased a Stove, Fridge, LARGE microwave and Dishwasher for $...
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Improve adjustability of gas stove

I've got a gas hob (valberg brand) running on a cylinder. The problem is that it has virtually no adjustability - when I turn the knob to make the flame smallest it barely reduces the flame at all. So ...
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What kind of terminal is this, and how can I fix it?

So I have 3 damaged wires that I need to add new terminals to. The picture below is of the same type of terminal. What type of terminal is it, and how can I add the same kind of terminal to a stripped ...
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Why do the oven and burners work but the pilot light won't ignite?

Texas Gas Service turned off our gas for the weekend. We just got it turned back on, and the stove and oven will both light -- but the pilot lights won't. They worked fine before Friday. Obviously ...
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How do I tell if my kitchen range space is set up for gas?

I have a gas line to my house for the furnace but need to know how to tell whether I can hook up a gas range in the kitchen without having a gas line installed to the spot where the range goes.
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Placing stove in center of island or on an edge

I'm not entirely sure if this is the correct place to post this question since it does border somewhat on decorating, but I'm looking for a more inclusive answer rather then just 'does it look good'. ...
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What type of copper pipe do I need for a typical LP gas range?

I need to buy ~25' of copper pipe to fix our badly kinked stove line. It looks similar to (but worse than) this pic: I won't be able to measure the pipe for a couple days and the guy at Lowes wasn't ...
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How is a high altitude natural gas burner different?

What is the difference between high altitude natural gas burner and conventional low altitude gas burner and why high altitude natural gas burner are needed?
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How do I prevent my stove hood from sucking heat out of my kitchen?

The hood over my stove is sucking the heat out of my kitchen. Is there a cover I can put on and take off to stop this loss of heat?
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What options are available for ventilation above a stove?

We are taking out our cabinets above our stove area, to create an open plan to the dinette area on other side of counter. Can we have a ceiling mounted fan above stove? (flush with the ceiling) What ...
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Brand new stove burners won't light

I have a brand new Samsung NX58H5600 series free-standing gas range with five stovetop burners. The unique oval-shaped center burner works without issue. But none of the four "normal" burners will ...
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Why are my oven knobs turning pink?

I left my stove un-attended for 8 weeks and when I got back to using it, I noticed mould on one of the stove's knobs. I sprayed some white vinegar, let it sit for 5 minutes and wiped it off. Sadly, it ...
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brand new oven heat element gone bad. my fault or faulty oven?

Bought a new gas range oven with electric oven heat element. Manual recommends 50 Amps NEMA Type 14-50R dedicated circuit for all models. But for this specific model requires a minimum of 30 Amps ...
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What is the correct way to secure a gas standalone range?

Can somebody tell me the best way to secure a gas standalone range. If there is an earthquake, I would prefer that the range not slide around. It's on engineered flooring over 1-1/8" plywood.
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How do I repair a glass cooker hob (glass top stove)?

We have a glass cooker hob (glass top stove) where the black glass has chipped at one edge. Is there a repair system that will hide the damage? I am looking for something that is gloss block that ...
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How can I be sure there are no gas leaks around Gas Oven/Range Combo?

My wife was smelling gas around our gas oven/range combo, so I purchased some leak detection bubbles and a cheap gas sniffer. I soap tested everything visible around the flex line and this is what I ...
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How can I prevent objects from falling into the gap behind my freestanding range?

We just had a new freestanding electric range installed at our house this morning. My wife called me after it was installed and told me that the new power cord plug is thicker than our old one, ...
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Replace the glass plate of a ceramic stove with heating coils: can I use any heat-resistent glass?

The glass plate of my ceramic stove cracked (Indesit K6C51), and I'm looking to replace the ceramic glass. (I know about What are some alternatives for a glass stove top replacement?, but somehow ...
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What could cause an old electric oven to run hot even when adjusted to the lowest setting?

I have an old (probably 1940s) Hotpoint stove/oven that came with my 1901 farmhouse. The cook-top works well enough to use but the oven runs in the neighborhood of 100 degrees F over what the dial is ...
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Height of cabinet for induction cooktop

I just bought a new apartment, and purchased a new Bosch induction cooktop for the kitchen. The cut in the counter top stone is the right size, but when I placed it inside I see that the bottom of the ...

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