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Is A Clogged Gas Tube Rendering Your Appliance Useless?

If an appliance runs on gas, a clog in the tube can shut it down. Other times, a clogged gas tube can cause it to lose enough function that you know something's wrong. In any case, you'll want to get to the bottom of the clog as soon as you can.

Check For Clogged Gas Tubing

Little critters can cause big problems when they make a home in the gas tube on your hot water heater or other gas appliance.

If the gas line is restricted by a spider web or nest, gas can't make its way to the burner, and you may find yourself without hot water. Cleaning the gas tube may be an option, but depending on the severity of the clog, replacing the tube might be your best bet.

How to check for a clogged gas tube

  • Check your appliances to see if gas is running to the rest of the home. For example, try turning on the burner on your gas stove.

  • If your gas stove burners light and work properly but you don't have hot water, then you know that your gas supplied hot water heater has a problem.

  • Once you have the pilot light on, check the main burner. If the pilot light is on and the main burner isn't, then it may not be getting as much gas as it needs. A technician will need to come out and give you a hand to clear the tubes.

If you're trying to get the hot water back on and the gas tube doesn't seem to be the issue, you can explore other causes of this problem.

What to Do if You Have a Clogged Gas Tube

The answer really depends on the severity of the clog. If it's not that bad, you might be able to clean it yourself or with the help of a technician. More severe clogs might call for a replacement, so if you're unsure, it's best to get some expert advice to determine the next steps.

NOTE: This content is for informational purposes only, and HomeX and its affiliates disclaim all liability related to it. If you decide to perform any tasks based on this information, you assume all risks, including the risk of loss or damage to property or personal injury.

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