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Old 11-20-2010, 08:59 PM   #29
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Thanks!!!

I'm hoping it's simple, but it is not obvious to me.
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:49 PM   #30
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Well, I've discovered that the front end of the valve body (the end nearest the burner knob) unscrews. I haven'tcompletely removed one yet until I understand what is going to pop out. Also, the front panel is not removeable because one of the screws that secures it to the range is under the burner valve manifold pipe. It would be a real pain to remove the manifold.

Does anyone know what the small hole in the collar is for? There is not a pin in the hole. Was it just to insert a small rod to tighten the collar on the valve body?
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:06 PM   #31
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I ran across a DIY website that had a remedy for a leaking stove burner valve. Rather than taking the valve apart this service tech recommended using 3 in 1 oil rather than valve salve. In fact, he strongly discouraged disassembling valves.

Here is what he recommended:
1. Use a 3/8" rubber tube and insert it over the orifice nipple shown on the right of the above photo.
2. close the gas line shut off to the stove.
3. put several drops of light weight oil down the rubber tube.
4. While gently pushing and pulling of the burner knob to unseat the valve, blow (with your breath) through the tube to inject the oil into the valve.
5. Making sure no flames are lit, turn on the gas briefly to expel any excess oil from the line.

I had one valve that had a very minor leak detectable with one of those electronic sniffers. After this procedure....... no more leak.

This was sure easier than taking the stove apart to be able to take the valves apart.

I'll keep you posted whether this fix lasts a week, a month, or a year or more. So far, so good.
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Old 04-07-2011, 01:08 AM   #32
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I tried Grand Masters' remedy on a sticky burner valve that was blowing gas out the front of the stove. After removing the knob I noticed alot of dried crud on the valve stem. I cleaned it off as best I could with the help of a toothpick and I lubricated the stem with 3-1 oil. The knob now pushes in and out freely with no more flame coming through the front panel.
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Old 05-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #33
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Great tips here, After looking all over Columbus finally found gas valve core grease. Quite pricey but money well spent. As for any other vintage owners this should really be a preventive maintenence routine. My stove valves and shutoffs were in need of some attention.
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Old 05-18-2011, 08:01 PM   #34
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The 3-in-1 oil fix for leaky stove burner valves is still leak free. Six months.
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