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Checking the Main Gas Valve

How to Check the Main Gas Valve for Whirlpool Cooking Appliances

If your gas range is not working properly you should check the to make sure the main gas shut-off valve is in the "ON" position. The shut off will, typically, be on the gas branch piping immediately after the piping comes thru the wall or floor.

How to Check

You can check if the shut-off valve if you are able to slide the range out from the cabinet. If you are unable to slide the range out, we recommend consultation with a local certified technician. 

  1. Slide the range out of the cabinet opening. 
  2. Verify the main gas shut-off valve is in the open position. Most service valves are single-lever ball valves; the handle parallel to the line means gas is flowing, perpendicular means it's cut off. (See Illustration below)
  3. Turn on the oven and test that the unit is properly heating.

NOTE: If the range is hard piped you will not be able to slide it out from the cabinet, if it connected with a flexible supply line take care not to over-extend the supply line. The main gas valve will usually be at the end of a fixed pipe and connect to the pressure regulator with a flexible supply line. Take care not to kink or pinch this flexible pipe.

CLICK HERE to watch a video on how to check the gas regulator shut-off valve.


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