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Offline gazifcak

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ct36gs Wolf cooktop
« on: November 01, 2010, 11:05:14 PM »
I have a Wolf cooktop with a dual stacked burner that allows for very low heat on one of the settings.  When I use this simmer feature on some of the burners it appears that gas builds up under the pot and then ignites all at once and causes a small explosion.  I've contacted Wolf about it, but they were no help other than to say I should get it serviced....Can anyone offer any help or suggesstions?

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Re: Wolf cooktop
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2010, 09:14:10 PM »
Sounds like not enough gas going to the burner, meaning not all ports are burning. Propane or natural gas? I would start with taking a needle and cleaning the small slots that the gas comes out of on the burner. Open or sealed burners?

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Re: Wolf cooktop
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 09:53:44 PM »
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Re: Wolf cooktop
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2010, 11:10:21 PM »
I believe the burners are sealed.  I have cleaned the ports...They aren't dirty.  It seems to me not enough air, gas builds up and then lights all at once.

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Re: Wolf cooktop
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2010, 07:03:42 AM »
I think you need to search for a leak in the gas line under the cooktop.
I recently had a similar situation with another brand range.
A damaged gas line under the cooktop was letting gas escape and buildup.
When sufficient gas accumulated the surface burner lit with a small explosion.
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Offline gazifcak

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Re: Wolf cooktop
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2010, 10:29:19 AM »
That sounds familiar, but I never smell gas, even after being away for a week or more. Could the leak be between the valve and the burner?

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Re: Wolf cooktop
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2010, 03:34:27 PM »
Yes that is probably where it is.
If it is a leak.
The range I repaired did not have a gas odor either.
Found the leak with bubble detector after the valve was turned on.
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