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wobbly knob on GE gas stovetop
« on: May 06, 2013, 03:56:47 PM »
I was at a job for another appliance and the customer shows me her wobbly knob on a GE gas stovetop. (built in with a builtin oven below).  Didnt have time to pull the oven to get the model number.  I have never seen a wobbly gas knob.  Hoping someone might recognize this model and know which valve I need so I don't have to go back twice.  attached are pics of the stove and the wobbly knob.  Also a link to video at youtube:



I can pull it out and change the knob, but don't want to go pull it out then have to go get knob and go back.  She is a long way from my parts store.


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Re: wobbly knob on GE gas stovetop
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 03:57:42 PM »
I should also add, the valve does not leak gas and works fine.  Weird.
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Re: wobbly knob on GE gas stovetop
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 09:01:55 PM »
Can't say I'm familiar with that stovetop, but wonder if what ever holds the valve in place has come loose.
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Re: wobbly knob on GE gas stovetop
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 09:20:46 PM »
Looks like the screws have come loose and the shaft is the part moving, not the cylinder which allows gas through. Aluminum valves do that. I have never seen a brass valve do that.

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Re: wobbly knob on GE gas stovetop
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 09:31:00 PM »
I agree, the shaft is what appears loose. I jus figured it would be leaking gas if the shaft were that loose. Ill take pics when i get it out. Just wish i could figure out the model without pulling the oven below out.
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