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Old 05-17-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Oven gas line broken

When trying to light the oven, we found that the gas line was broken right in front of where you lit the pilot. is this a DIY project or better left to a professional?
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Is it a compression fitting or a flare fitting? What is the tubing made of. It looks like aluminum or stainless steel? It does not look complicated. There is almost no pressure on those lines but no leaks is important to safety. Hand type dish soap mixed with water as a leak checker.

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Old 05-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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It looks like a compression fitting with a nylon compression sleeve.
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Old 05-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #4
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I had the same problem on our first outing back in April.
There was enough slack in the gas line to reuse the compression fitting and put it back together. I'm sure it will break again some day since the tube was made of aluminum.
You will probably learn a few new curse words fixing this fitting.....
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Is it a compression fitting or a flare fitting? What is the tubing made of. It looks like aluminum or stainless steel? It does not look complicated. There is almost no pressure on those lines but no leaks is important to safety. Hand type dish soap mixed with water as a leak checker.

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It is made of aluminum. I am pretty handy, but not sure what to do to.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:59 PM   #6
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Red face Magic Chef?? Try this.

Willeat,

Had the same problem a couple years back. If there is enough slack in the line you can fix it with a new compression fitting. That was not the case in mine so I had to replace the whole thing. You will have to pull the oven as that line goes out the back of the oven casing and all way up top to the gas valve, under the burners.

I couldn't find aluminum tubing that size so I actually ordered a whole new assembly from: Whirlpool Corporation Plainfield, IN 800-442-9991 I know that because I still have the box it came as I ordered 2 in case it broke again. Wasn't very expensive at the time. You will need to know the model # of your stove, may be different from mine but if it helps, my part # for the line is 74006336 and it's name is shown as "tubing 3 1". Hope it helps.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #7
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That happened to me a couple times, though the latest fix has lasted several years. Maybe because we rarely use the oven for anything other than storing bread, potato chips, etc. It's quite an experience when you're unaware that it's broken, try to light it, and a ball of flame tumbles out the door. Mine was broken further toward the back than yours appears to be. It's a flared fitting...double flared actually. The flaring tool I bought couldn't do that, plus it was a bit*ch getting my head, arms, and shoulders inside the oven, and still see through the bifocals. I punted, and had the dealer fix it when I was in for some other service. It just took them a couple of minutes, and it hardly appeared on the bill.
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Old 05-17-2012, 04:24 PM   #8
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If you can get to both ends of the tube, I would replace with copper or stainless steel. Aluminum makes me nervous because of what happened to yours.

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