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Old 07-22-2002, 03:32 PM   #1
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Oven gas line broken

Anbody experience this problem. When attempting to light the gas pilot in the Maytag oven of my 2001 Safari, yellow flames started shooting out in my direction...not a fun experience. It had worked fine the last time I used the oven. Upon close inspection, I discovered that the 1/8-inch gas line which comes out of a hole in the back of the oven and connects to the pilot light assembly was broken off at the back of the pilot light assembly (a compression fitting). To fix this, I removed the compression nut, bought a new 1/8-inch compression sleeve and reconnected the line (there was enough play in the line to make the reconnection). This seems to have fixed the problem. Has anybody else experienced a break in this thin gas line at the pilot light connection? I don't store anything in the oven which could bounce around while underway and cause the break, so I can only assume the connection was overstressed when assembled at the factory.
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Old 07-22-2002, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: Oven gas line broken

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I don't store anything in the oven which could bounce around while underway and cause the break, so I can only assume the connection was overstressed when assembled at the factory.
If the line is not secured and bounces around or vibrates as the trailer it could very well faituge and break.

When I rebuilt my unit I found a broken copper propane line which had been repaired with electrical tape and a hose clamp.
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Old 07-22-2002, 06:01 PM   #3
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A few more idiots like that around and we will have to get a license to buy a screwdriver.
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Looks like the guy who put in your rear antenna wire was also doing gas lines.....

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Old 07-23-2002, 04:52 AM   #5
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I had the same thing happen to my gas line on my 93 excello 1000. I opted to remove the range/oven and replace the whole line. The original line was aluminum but I replaced it with copper. This happend about 2 years ago. Have not had any trouble since. Sounds like it may be a problem for lots of folks. Too Bad!!!!
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