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Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby triumph » 12 Jan 2019, 18:24

Hi all,

On my new brick, the fridge valve for the gas seems to have seized. I have tried soaking in penetrating oil copiously for a few days, but nada.

Any cunning ideas before I rip it out and replace/ fix?
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby itchyfeet » 12 Jan 2019, 18:44

dunno what sort of valve you mean, got a pic?
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby triumph » 12 Jan 2019, 21:10

photo attached - the gas switch knob!
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby paperhouselad » 12 Jan 2019, 21:21

Presume you're pushing it in before attempting to turn it? If it won't shift try a tap with something light, ( spanner etc) to crack it loose, good luck.
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby Cobra88 » 17 Jan 2019, 21:01

Silence :rofl
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby RogerT » 17 Jan 2019, 21:43

Probably embarrassed about all those cobwebs...
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby R0B » 17 Jan 2019, 21:45

Must be busy playing with his knob :)
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby Cobra88 » 17 Jan 2019, 21:49

Looks like he pulled it off :idea
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby triumph » 20 Jan 2019, 13:55

Immense delay in reply.

I feel the cobwebs add a certain touch.

So the knob just slides off (surely as supposed to), and half of the brass knob part has broken off (as seen in the picture) secondary to my efforts of moving the bloody thing.

How much of an effort is is to replace a fridge? Are there specific electrolux models I would have to get?



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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby R0B » 20 Jan 2019, 14:18

Part of it has not broken off. The knob has a d shaped hole in it. As mentioned you usually have to push the knob it to turn the valve.
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Re: Fridge gas valve sezied

Postby triumph » 20 Jan 2019, 16:53

It certainly has broken off because it was myself that broke it!! It is supposed to be a D shape, but not as much as this - there was a slit between two halves of the D, and I cleverly thought I could use a screwdriver in this, alas not, now I am left with this, which I hope may still be usable!!
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