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How to Check the Gas Regulator Shut-Off Valve on an Oven

How to Check the Gas Regulator Shut-Off Valve in a Whirlpool Oven

If your gas range is malfunctioning, you should check the gas pressure regulator shut-off valve. The factory default setting for the gas pressure regulator is in the "ON" position but may have been turned to the "OFF" position during handling or transportation. When the shut-off valve is in the "OFF" position, gas will flow to the cooktop burners but will not provide a gas supply to the oven. 

This is different from the main gas supply line coming from the home gas supply.

How to Check

You can check the shut-off valve to see if you can slide the range out from the cabinet. We recommend consulting with a local certified technician if you cannot slide the range out

  1. Slide the range out of the cabinet opening. 
  2. Verify the pressure regulator shut-off valve is in the open position. The pressure regulator is located at the back of the range. Ensure the shut-off valve lever is in the "ON" position (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 is connected with a flexible supply line. Take care not to overextend the supply line. The main gas valve will usually be at the end of a fixed pipe and connected to the pressure regulator with a flexible supply line. Take care not to kink or pinch this flexible pipe.