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Old 07-28-2017, 07:21 PM   #15
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The burner valves are tapered plug valves that require grease to seal. Over time and with use the grease works its way out of the valve or hardens or otherwise breaks down, leading to a leak.

If you soap the burner valves carefully, you'll probably see the bubbles. It could be leaking from either the control side of the valve stem or from the (probably) spring-loaded back of the valve stem.

The solution is to disassemble the valve (with gas shut off) and clean and re-grease the plug. They make special valve grease you're supposed to use.
Thank you all I do think the valves are leaking upon further inspection. It is such a small leak that I have to leave the soap there and come back after 5 minutes and then I see a tiny bubble. Human nose is amazing. Anyway, Does anyone have a youtube video of how to disassemble these valves? I don't want to screw anything up more. Thanks.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:41 PM   #16
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Don't forget to check the coupling that is behind the stove...mine had a "T" that was originally for a catalytic heater that had been removed and had a shutoff valve but no plug & was only finger tight & I would sometimes get a slight wiff of odor. PS Really a dangerous situation !
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