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Check the gas regulator shut-off valve in an oven

How to Check the Gas Regulator Shut-Off Valve in an Oven


The factory default setting for the gas pressure regulator is in the "ON" position.

If your gas range is not working properly you should check if the gas pressure regulator shut-off valve is in the "ON" position.

Gas ranges have a shut-off valve located on the pressure regulator. The shut-off valve may have been turned to the "OFF" position during handling, transportation, or if a utensil in the storage drawer contacted the lever of the valve. When the shut-off valve is on the "OFF" position, gas will flow to the cooktop burners but will not provide a gas supply to the oven.

This is different from the main gas supply line coming from the home gas supply.

You can check if the shut-off valve is in the "ON" position if you are able to slide the range out from the cabinet opening to view the pressure regulator.

If you are unable to slide the range out, we recommend consultation with a local certified technician. 


It’s important to check the pressure regulator Shut-OFF valve position. Follow these instructions in order to see if it is in the "ON" position:

1. Slide the range out of from the cabinet opening. 

If you are unable to slide the range out, we recommend consultation with a local certified technician. 

  • If the range is hard piped you will not be able to slide it out from the cabinet, if it connected with a flexible supply line take care not to over-extend the supply line.
  • The pressure regulator is located at the back of the range. Make sure that the shut-off valve lever is up in the "On" position (see illustration below).
  • With the range away from the cabinet opening check that the Main Gas Valve is turned on. 
  • The main gas valve will usually be at the end of a fixed pipe and connect to the pressure regulator with a flexible supply line. Take care not to kink or pinch this flexible pipe.

2. Verify the pressure regulator shut-off valve is in the open position.

3. Turn on the oven and test that the unit is properly heating.


To see what the different pressure regulator designs and shut off levers look like, check the photos below:

 Multiple Pressure Regulator Styles.jpg


Double ovens only:                                                            or, on back of range

FSDOR Regulator Shut-Off.jpg      FSDOR Picture of SHut Off Valve 3-22-17.jpg       FSDOR Oven Shut Off 3-22-17.jpg


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