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? asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 8 months ago

Why does my gas stovetop "explode"?

We've had a natural gas stovetop for years. During the last few m onths we've had several small explosions while cooking. This happens after we've been cooking for a while then there's a "whoosh" and flames shoot out from under the pot and the gas ring goes out. It's not a destructive explosion except I was so startled I threw food over the bench.

2 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    start by cleaning the gas ring ... rather obviously, when you haven't been using it for a few hours.  flames shooting out suggests that a buildup of unburned gas suddenly escaped -- and burst into flame.  that might have several causes -- clean first, then if it doesn't stop -- call for service

    Source(s): grampa
  • ?
    Lv 5
    8 months ago

    Sounds like your gonna need a applance tech check it.  Or possibly gas company see if there having any service issues. There might be a simple fix but Gas goes boom an in right conditions can make house disappear.  So I'd get a pro out.

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