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Is it harmful to remove gas stove knobs on a regular basis?

No inherent problem doing that. I remove gas knobs frequently to clean. But I think a better solution might be to mount a hinged cover across the front of the stove. That would provide protection ...
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Is it harmful to remove gas stove knobs on a regular basis?

As an alternative, you could try a protective cover (usually sold as child proofing, something like this). We installed a similar product with a toddler in the house and they seemed like they'd take ...
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Is it harmful to remove gas stove knobs on a regular basis?

We talked to a physical therapist about bending the handles of the wheelchair up or down, the physical therapist had a better answer. Slipping 2 short 1" PVC pipes with a 90° angle over the ...
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Gas range clicks but does not ignite

There may be multiple special holes for gas to get to the spark. Yours may be different but here are two holes, A and B, shown from the inside and outside. Both must be clean and dry. And note that ...
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Is it harmful to remove gas stove knobs on a regular basis?

I've had ranges where I removed the knobs weekly for cleaning but not where I've removed them many times per day. They may wear out. And then she'll just hit the shafts and break those. You could ...
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Gas range clicks but does not ignite

You may have to periodically clean the inside of the burner with a wire brush. I have one of quite old fashioned design but still in perfect working order. Periodically, however, the spark fails to ...
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Is it harmful to remove gas stove knobs on a regular basis?

Repeatedly removing and reattaching the knobs, especially carelessly, can cause them to wear more quickly where they attach to the stems, which can lead to the knob not pointing to the actual setting. ...
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What is the difference between fireplace gas lighter and burner?

What you have is a gas starter for lighting wood logs to start a fire in your fireplace. I've seen them before in some older homes and it's simply a means of getting a fire started easily without ...
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Gas line in stove

The gas is mixed with air before going to the burner, the slit allows air to enter. The gas does not leak from there becase there is a jet of gas causing a wind current blowing down the tube to the ...
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Is it harmful to remove gas stove knobs on a regular basis?

I would be less worried about causing an issue by removal/insertion and would be more worried about the damage caused by the wheelchair running into it. My Kenmore range ($600 from 2016) has very ...
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Oven burner not lighting normally - strange behavior

Could be a cracked ignitor element, letting through enough current to open the gas valve until it gets even hotter, then the crack widens and the gas valve closes. Could be a faulty valve, and the ...
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Gas range clicks but does not ignite

First, there is a single high-voltage supply for all burners; shorting it out in one spot with e.g. a piece of foil may interfere with all burners. Most commonly, water or spills may get into the ...
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Gas range clicks but does not ignite

A potential problem not mentioned in the other answers is a cracked or broken insulator on the igniter (white ceramic cylinder around the wire which may be blackened from use). The igniter will still ...
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Do I need to shut the gas off to my fireplace before replacing the wall switch?

Generally speaking it's not necessary. Disconnecting the switch is no different than turning the switch off. Both can create tiny sparks and both leave the fireplace without power. Of course, if you ...
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Heat Damage to Laminate Counter-top Near Gas Range

There appears to be insufficient gap and the range appears to be too low. The easiest thing would be to raise the range by 3/4 inch to 1 inch. This might reduce heating of those areas. EDIT Might ...
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Oven burner not lighting normally - strange behavior

While I appreciate the response from A. I. Breveleri, it still left me wondering why exactly the specific behavior I described was happening. I therefore kept digging on the internets until I finally ...
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Brand new stove burners won't light

My KitchenAid (just took it apart for cleaning, so this is fresh in my mind) looks nearly identical (except the oval burner - but instead it has a 2-section round burner) with the empty section ...
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Gas hob clicking

It sounds like the igniter circuit is in parallel any knob turned on fires the circuit. If only one ring sparked in the past the control module may have failed. One of the switches to start the ...
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My boiler's gas burner tube is catching fire, how do I fix this?

For most of these possibilities you will need a professional service company to fix. Some possibilities are; The burner tube may be worn out, distorted , or dirty. The delivered gas pressure may be ...
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Gas range top burner - fuel line blocked between valve and burner orifice

I was able to clear the blockage. I considered a number of different cleaners to see what I might use. All of them said don't use on aluminum. The gas line is aluminum. I settled on dawn dish ...
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if a gas grill's push-button battery-operated igniter is clicking, but grill doesn't light

Follow the wire from the button to where it ends, somewhere near the burner. In theory, it will be clipped a specific distance from the burner so that a spark will jump between it and the burner to ...
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How to Turn On a Wall Heater

Check the valve in the bottom 2 pictures that is connected to the pipe that comes up through the floor. That is the manual gas valve that may need to be turned if it is turned off. First, turn the ...
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From where does gas oven get combustion air?

Home gas ovens draw oxygen from room air, and in turn add CO2, some CO, a little SO2 (from impurities and warning smell additive) and perhaps some nitrogen oxides to the room air. An externally vented ...
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New Rheem RTG-84-XLN-1 Error 12

Solution was to get a different unit.
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LP fireplace: My pilot and burner both shut down

A 100lb tank? In Winter? In Maine? You are almost certainly overdrawing the tank. Liquified Propane has to boil to provide you with gas, and it takes heat to do that. The pressure in a propane tank is ...
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Water heater tank - the upper of burner is rusty - will it leak soon?

Water Heaters that you can purchase today usually have a warranty from the manufacturer. I think the average warranty is about 6-8 years. You can find ones for 8-12 years, but you will pay much more. ...
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Can anyone tell me what is happening to my gas stove?

A gas range is not capable of reaching the temperature needed to melt stainless steel and that debris on the burner does not appear to be stainless steel. It appears to be some sort of plastic ...
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What size oven/range based on new gas line's permitted BTUs?

Because of the way gas capacity is calculated (pipe size and length), the capacity of the line running to the kitchen is capable of the full BTU load plus any loss for additional fittings required to ...
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RIGHT FRONT BURNER DOESNT STAY LIT

From the pictures in the manual, it looks like there is a flame-out detector next to each burner. If the burner lights OK, but won't stay lit, then the detector may have failed.
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Turn off water supply but leaving heat burner on?

With the water turned off to standing pilot gas water heaters, I suggest leaving the controller in pilot; that way it can not turn on the burner and damage the tank. This also keeps the pilot running ...
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