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possible oven gas leak?

I moved my oven over to the left a 12 inches or so. Can that cause a gas leak from the main hose stretching out a little? I thought maybe it smelled different, but maybe I'm just paranoid.

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  • 2 months ago

    corrugated flex gas pipe sometimes comes loose at one point in the line, after being moved,,use dishsoap to squirt on the whole thing.bubbles indicate a leak

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    It smells like Rotten Eggs (or something your Hubby or bf pharted out and it makes your eyes water.   So rude.  There is a good chance you are allowed for some movement without a problem.  You would also hear a hisssssss.

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  • 2 months ago

    spray all gas pipes/hoses with soapy water .  if there are any leaks you will see bubbles . 

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course it "can" if the pipes are not sound or long enough.

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  • Droopy
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    It's possible gas be it natural gas or propane has a specific smell.  You can get someone to come leak check it. Or get some leak check bubbles spray on the joints if it's leaking you'll see bubbles form an get bigger.

  • 2 months ago

    As with most questions of this kind, the answer is maybe or it depends.  It depends on what type of hose it is, there are several types.  How much play you had.  How old the hose is.  Since you are unsure call the gas company.  No matter where you are if you tell them you think you may have a gas leak they will check it for free.  replacing the hose is also fairly easy.  Lastly you may want to shut the gas off to the appliance while you wait.  There should be a shut off right at the appliance.  If not trace the gas line back until you find one.  Good luck.

    • ron h
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      The gas valve will be at the WALL.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Could have easily damaged that line or moved a connection enough to cause a leak.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes the gas supply line should be inspected closely, with soapy water.

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  • 2 months ago

    what's the hose made of? if it is flexible metal [looks like a spiral], those are difficult to stretch too much. in my community, gas company will check this for free [and replace the hose with a longer one if it is leaking]

    • Kai2 months agoReport

      I think it's an old hose. I'll call. I hope that's the case. What community is that?

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  • 2 months ago

    It's most unlikely that you can have caused a leak by stretching the hose. They are designed to be tough. Here's how you can test it. Get some liquid detergent - dishwashing liquid is best, but anything will do. Put about a teaspoonful in a jar with a lid, add about the same amount of water (the amounts aren't critical) put the lid on and shake it up well so you have a jar full of foam. Apply the foam to anywhere you suspect a gas leak - in particular where the rubber joins the metal ends of the hose and where the hose fits to the pipe and the oven. If there's a leak, it will blow bubbles. If it does, call a gas engineer.

    • ron h
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      "Gas engineer" or buy a new flex gas pipe, a little longer AND some teflon tape that is MADE FOR GAS.  In the USA, a plumber or a handyman who has installed appliances can so this for you.  It's fairly easy unless you REALLY put some pressure on the gas lines.

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