Gas Appliance Parts
This chapter explains how to identify, locate, and understand the operation of gas appliance parts. In addition to electrical parts, the gas components play an important role in the proper operation and safety of gas appliances. Figures 12-1, 12-2, and 12-3 will help you to identify and locate the parts in a gas range, gas dryer, and gas water heater, respectively. Gas parts are divided into the following groups:
• Control parts: Manual and automatic controls used in gas appliances to turn the gas supply on or off or to regulate the flow of gas in the appliance.
• Safety parts: Gas controls that prevent a hazardous condition.
• Combination parts: Gas controls that act as both control parts and safety parts. ...