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Checking the Main Gas Valve

How to Check the Main Gas Valve for Jenn-Air Cooking Appliances

If your cooktop is not working properly you should check 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 locate the gas shut-off valve, which it typically located in the cabinet below or adjacent to the cooktop. If you are unable to locate the valve, we recommend consultation with a local certified technician. 

  1. Locate the main gas shut-off valve. 
  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: The cooktop may be 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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