My gas oven sounds like a blowtorch; what should I do?
If you’re anything like me, then you already know how annoying it can be to have a noisy kitchen appliance.
In the last 5 years of my soundproofing journey, I successfully replaced most kitchen appliances with quieter ones.
In this guide, we shall look at the different reasons why your gas oven sounds like a blowtorch and other ways to fix the problem.
Why Your Gas Oven Sounds Like A Blowtorch
There are different reasons why a gas oven would sound like a blowtorch. They include:
1. Gas Pressure and Regulator Valve
The gas pressure regulator valve could be the cause of blowtorch sounds.
A gas regulator valve helps in injecting the right amount of gas into the burner.
It also helps burn the gas efficiently without any wastage, and in most cases, you will need to replace the regulator valve.
If you just replaced a gas regulator valve and notice that the noise won’t go away, then you’ll need to inspect the gas pressure.
2. Faulty Ignitor
If you have a faulty valve, rest assured it’s the primary source of blowtorch noises.
You will need to replace it with a new one as soon as possible.
One of my most recommended ignitors, in this case, is the GE WB2X9154 Igniter for Gas Broiler or Oven.
However, you should crosscheck the oven brand and model number to ensure that you get one that matches the faulty one.
If you’re not “technical enough,” you’ll need to call a certified professional to help fix the problem for you.
How do you figure out if the ignitor is faulty?
The process is quite simple.
If the oven gives a bright glow, then your ignitor is okay.
On the other hand, a weak glow indicates that the ignitor could be dirty- use something like a toothbrush to help get rid of the debris/dirt stuck on the indicator.
If the indicator is faulty, be sure that the gas won’t ignite. Here is a detailed guide on how to replace an oven ignitor.
3. Flame Supervisory Device (FSD) And Misaligned Ignition
You could also be dealing with a faulty flame supervisory device.
To check if the FSD is working correctly, then you’ll notice that it’ll open without any issues.
A faulty FSD won’t open easily, and there will be a delayed ignition which could be causing the noise problem.
FSD inspection requires technical experience, and so it’s wise to involve a professional if you spot delayed ignition.
Misaligned ignition could also be a cause for noise problems in an oven.
You may need to involve a professional if you find it impossible to align the ignition.
Other Gas Oven Sounds to Watch Out For!
Some of the noises you’re likely to face include: puffing sounds, roaring noises, popping noise, clicking noise, high pitched noise, boom noise, and whooshing sounds.
Puffing sounds occurs when there’s delayed ignition resulting in too much gas escaping before ignition.
The sound is often heard from the baker burner ignition located just under the floor of the oven.
Several causes include weak glow bake ignitor, incorrect air mixture, or faulty gas valve.
You can fix this problem by simply adjusting the air shutter or simply involving a technician.
There are several causes of roaring noises in a gas oven. They include:
Over gassed gas oven- the orifice could be wide open or excess gas volume.
You should contact the gas company to help fix the problem.
On the other hand, roaring noises could be caused by secondary air supplying entering the burner venturi tube.
You can fix this problem by simply adjusting the air shutter for less air intake- but do it carefully to avoid closing the air shutter completely.
Final thoughts on Gas Oven Sound Like a Blow Torch
There are different reasons why your gas oven is noisy.
Above is my detailed guide to help you inspect and, if possible, fix the problem all by yourself. However, if you’re not handy enough, I would recommend you contact a professional to help fix the problem.