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Offline mahw709

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Whirlpool burner knobs won't turn
« on: March 15, 2014, 03:53:56 PM »

   I was cleaning my stainless steel range a few months ago with a cleaning paste( vinegar and baking soda) and right after I cleaned it two of the burner valves would not turn, even with pliers. The two other burners work fine and all burners are getting a spark. I'm guessing that the cleaner got into an area it wasn't supposed to and clogged the other valves. The repairman wants $300 to buy two new valves, two knobs that were stripped and labor. Can't I just clean the valves if I can get to them or do I have to buy new ones when they become clogged.   Thanks for any help.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2014, 04:00:42 PM by mahw709 »

Offline schleven

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Re: Whirlpool burner knobs won't turn
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 04:31:50 PM »
I would go with new valves. You dont want to run the risk of causing a gas valve to leak.
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