While cleaning under the knobs on my Thermador glass cooktop I managed to initiate a small gas leak. Gas company came out within the hour. The gas leak was no longer noticeable but their testing machine identified a small leak. The gas company service man informed me that he needed to turn off my gas to the appliance. They said that due to age etc that most likely there was a small leak for some time and that it was unrelated to my cleaning.
I have a Thermador authorized service company to come out next week. My question is what are the best case and worst case repair scenarios that I should anticipate?
The gas company service man kept saying we should consider if cost of repair is worth it or perhaps buy a new cooktop. I did not want to hear that. It sounds to me like the gas leak was minor and due to the valve not closing fully (or something similar to that description). I would like to believe that repairing the valves should not be that big of a deal. Any feedback? The cooktop is 18 years old and in good condition/worked fine prior to me attempting to clean out baked debris under the knobs.) Thanks