Gas stoves tend to be better known as cooking utensils that are very practical and easy to use because you only need to turn the knob until it releases the fire, then set the fire to suit your needs.
But keep in mind, in carrying out the cooking process using a gas stove, you must still be careful because it produces heat that is harmful to the body if you are not careful.
The more often a gas stove is used for cooking, the more likely it is that the quality and performance of the gas stove will decrease.
Not infrequently there will also be damage or sudden death. There was even a newly purchased gas stove that was already damaged. Previously, you need to know the components of the gas stove, so that if a problem occurs you can detect which part is damaged.
So, what are the common types of gas stove problems? Check out this explanation to find out.
1. Gas Stove Does Not Turn On
- Gas Flow Towards Stove Clogged
This often happens when you have just replaced a new gas. Usually, a clogged gas flow is caused by a regulator or stove hose that is damaged or is in a problematic condition.
If it is not replaced immediately, the stove will not turn on. Therefore, you have to check it first to make sure where the damage is located.
There are 2 ways to check for damage on this one, namely by checking the regulator and stove hose to make sure there is damage. If there is no damage and problem, try tapping on the gas to make it run smoothly.
If the damage is caused by the stove regulator, usually the rubber is not tightly attached, which causes the gas to leak and not enter the stove hose.
- There is A Problem with the Safety Valve
Usually, if the stove does not turn on, we will think the stove is damaged. However, the problem is not always with the stove, but in the gas.
Try to check that the safety valve located on the gas regulator by removing it, then shaking it. After that, don’t forget to put it back in.
If the gas regulator has used a safety valve, the gas hose does not need to use a safety valve anymore because it will block the flow of gas when the stove is turned on.
- Gas Does Not Emit Sparks
When you want to use the stove and try to light a fire but the fire doesn’t come out, chances are there is a problem with the stove components.
You can check the lighter wire on the stove. Usually, if it comes loose it won’t start a fire. The possible lighter cable that comes loose is due to sliding when changing a new gas. So please plug it back in to use the stove.
Dirty lighter tip, can cause the gas stove not to light. If the lighter is dirty, sand the tip immediately so that it can release the sparks again.
Then you can also check the lighters that might wear out. If the lighter is worn, you can replace the gas stove lighter with a new one.
2. Gas Stove Exploded
- Gas Cylinder Leaks
Usually, the biggest mistake with this problem is due to the insufficient hose. The function of the hose is to deliver gas to the stove.
If it is not sufficient, it will leak and do not rule out the possibility of explosion. Install the gas cylinder properly and you also need to study the signs of a leaking gas cylinder.
- Kitchen Too Closed
Too closed a kitchen in a room can cause gas to explode because there is no room for air circulation. This became a major trigger for the explosion of the gas cylinder.
It’s better to open the door or window when cooking so there is room for air movement.
3. Red Fire on the Gas Stove
It turns out that the red flame is a sign that the hydrocarbon content is at a high stage in the gas cylinder.
Usually, this is triggered by the presence of scale in the fire funnel, scale in the furnace, and the sprayer is filled with dirt. So it’s good to pay attention to cleanliness when using the stove.
4. Small Fire on the Gas Stove
The main cause of this problem is that the components on the gas stove have decreased in function. This is usually caused by the gas that has been low on gas and a dirty fire funnel that prevents the fire from coming out optimally.
Another cause is because the stove is dirty due to scaling or the lighter is clogged with the crust. That’s why please keep your stove clean, so that no damage occurs.
Those are some common gas stove damage problems. Most of the damage to gas stoves can be corrected by yourself. Maybe the handling is different for each types of gas stoves. Therefore, it is better to ask people who understand better about gas stoves so that there are no fatal mistakes.
Maintaining cleanliness and caring for the gas stove is also very necessary so that the stove always runs effectively and does not create problems with the stove.
Please be careful when using a gas stove. Don’t forget to always put the gas stove in a room where there is a place for air exchange in order to avoid gas explosions.